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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Co-operation in Drug Treatment Services: Views of Offenders on Court Orders in Scotland
Author(s): Eley, Susan
Beaton, Kathlene
McIvor, Gill
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Keywords: drug users
drug treatment
court-mandated treatment
Drug abuse Scotland
Drug courts
Drug control Great Britain
Issue Date: Sep-2005
Date Deposited: 14-Jan-2010
Citation: Eley S, Beaton K & McIvor G (2005) Co-operation in Drug Treatment Services: Views of Offenders on Court Orders in Scotland. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 44 (4), pp. 400-410.
Abstract: Accessing client perspectives about cooperation in substance misuse treatment offers important information to enhance services and improve drop-out rates. This article reports upon qualitative data from a localized study of service needs of offenders in Scotland who were undertaking community-based court orders. The views of 27 men and 2 women on their current and recent treatment offers rich insights into factors influencing their cooperation in treatment. In contradiction to the voluntaristic ideology of treatment services, their voices identify the criminal justice system as offering strong support in the completion of treatment programmes.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2005.00384.x
Rights: Published in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. Copyright: Blackwell Publishing / The Howard League for Penal Reform.; The definitive version is available at

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