Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Terance D. Miethe
Number of Pages
Developed in response to overcrowded jails and backlogged court dockets, drug courts use comprehensive treatment and graduated sanctions to deal with drug offenders. This study evaluates the Las Vegas Drug Court in terms of its effectiveness in reducing recidivism by comparing data for drug court cases with drug cases not processed in the drug court. The results indicate that recidivism rates for drug court participants are significantly higher than for non-drug court participants. These findings suggest that further research should be conducted about the impact and utility of drug courts.
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Reese, Erin Nicole, "Examining specialized drug courts: An evaluation of the Las Vegas Drug Court treatment program" (1999). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 981.
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