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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Corrections: An Integrated Approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Taxman, Faye S.
dc.contributor.author Curran, Meghan Elissa
dc.creator Curran, Meghan Elissa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-18T01:53:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-18T01:53:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8833
dc.description.abstract Nearly 70 percent of the offender population has a problem with substance abuse. Treatment is an important component for those individuals who struggle with substance abuse, not only to help with their addiction but also to decrease future recidivism. Despite the promising nature of research on drug abuse treatment, many offenders are not able to obtain the appropriate treatment services. In addition to the concern over lack of relevant services, there are also barriers to implementing effective treatment programs that serve the needs of the offender population. Integrated services between correctional and public health treatment agencies are recommended to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system while positively impacting offenders to achieve a break from the cycle of incarceration.
dc.format.extent 138 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Meghan Elissa Curran en_US
dc.subject Criminology en_US
dc.title Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Corrections: An Integrated Approach en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Criminology, Law and Society en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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