Home      Login

Drug Court Efficacy vs. Effectiveness  

Author:  Douglas B. Marlowe.

Source: Volume 05, Number 01, January/February 2005 , pp.01-05(5)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

< previous article |next article > |return to table of contents


In the present piece, Douglas Marlowe asks why the body of literature examining drug court effectiveness has such varying results (i.e., some see the practice as positive whereas others see it as unnecessary or ineffective). The author concludes that several studies have poor designs and that among properly designed studies, evidence emerges that supports the implementation of drug court programs.

Keywords: drug court; best practices

Affiliations:  1: University of Pennsylvania.

Subscribers click here to open full text in PDF.
Non-subscribers click here to purchase this article. $15

< previous article |next article > |return to table of contents