Tag: "offenders" at medical news
Undertreatment spurs new arrests among drug ofenders diverted under California's Proposition 36
...sed Nov. 26 reports higher arrest rates among drug offenders
diverted to treatment during the first six months of California's Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA), commonly known as Proposition 36. The findings show SACPA clients were 48 percent more likely to be arrested for a drug offense within...
International study provides culture-by-culture clues to family violence and abuse
...s a potentially effective way to punish individual offenders
and to deter abusive behaviors on the larger social scale. The Department of Psychology at Boston University offers programs of research in three general areas: brain, behavior, and cognition; clinical psychology; or human development. ...
Mentally ill offender treatment and crime reduction act becomes law
...ll ensure that both adult and juvenile non-violent offenders
with mental health disorders are identified proper...l health personnel dealing with adult and juvenile offenders
with mental health disorders. The Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act exp...
Call for randomised criminal-justice trials
...tcomes in large numbers of eligible drug-dependent offenders
who have been randomised between drug treatment an...nform judicial decisions. Basing the management of offenders
on inferior study designs that are non-randomised and underpowered denies them and us evidence about...
Have the police hijacked our DNA?
...ofiling to assist in the identification of violent offenders
in the UK, 80% of whom are men. The over-reliance by police and governments on DNA fingerprinting is discussed: 'the use of DNA evidence in criminal cases, in particular the use of so-called cold hits to identify perpetrators, is worrisome. This tec...
University of Iowa examines role of faith-based groups in helping ex-offenders
... informal but significant role in helping released offenders
rebuild their lives. The finding is included in a ...ey can learn more about how the organizations help offenders
and understand how referrals to faith-based groups can be made while still respecting separation of ...
UCLA researchers release profile of proposition 36-eligible drug offenders
...ers as Proposition 36 placed more than 30,000 drug offenders
in treatment during its first year -- more than ha... treatment for the first time. About half of SACPA offenders
in treatment identified methamphetamine as their primary drug problem, and researchers reported over...
NIDA leads research network to improve substance abuse treatment in criminal justice settings
...treatment in prison. Left untreated, drug addicted offenders
often relapse to drug use and return to criminal behavior." The goal of the new National Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Study (CJ-DATS) is to establish and utilize a research infrastructure to develop and test models for an integrated approach...
Many drunk drivers not problem drinkers
...ing drivers in addition to the so-called hard core offenders
with drinking problems who frequently drive while ...cords. "In addition to programs focused on repeat offenders
or problem drinkers, countermeasures such as sobriety checkpoints should target the broader group of...
One in seven prisoners in western countries may need psychiatric treatment
...% men). Around a quarter of prisoners were violent offenders
in the 27 surveys with appropriate data. About 4% of men had psychotic illnesses, 10% major depression, and 65% a personality disorder, including 47% with antisocial personality disorder. 4% of women had psychotic illnesses, 12% major depression, and...
33-year study emphasizes lethal consequences of heroin addiction
...ug treatment program for heroin-dependent criminal offenders
committed under court order. The average age of participants upon admission to CAP was 25.4 years. More than 60 percent had started using heroin before the age of 20. The researchers conducted three face-to-face interviews with participants at 10-...