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Titolo:
An overview of diversion strategies for Australian drug-related offenders
Autore:
Spooner, C; Hall, W; Mattick, RP;
Indirizzi:
Univ New S Wales, Natl Drug & Alcohol Res Ctr, Sydney, NSW 2052, AustraliaUniv New S Wales Sydney NSW Australia 2052 r, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Titolo Testata:
DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW
fascicolo: 3, volume: 20, anno: 2001,
pagine: 281 - 294
SICI:
0959-5236(200109)20:3<281:AOODSF>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SOUTH-AUSTRALIA; WESTERN-AUSTRALIA; SUBSTANCE-ABUSE; INTERVENTION; RECIDIVISM; CHILDREN; ALCOHOL; FAMILY; SCHEME;
Keywords:
alcohol; illicit drugs; crime; criminal justice; diversion-offenders; compulsory referral policy; Australia;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
82
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Spooner, C Univ New S Wales, Natl Drug & Alcohol Res Ctr, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Univ New S Wales Sydney NSW Australia 2052 NSW 2052, Australia
Citazione:
C. Spooner et al., "An overview of diversion strategies for Australian drug-related offenders", DRUG AL REV, 20(3), 2001, pp. 281-294

Abstract

This paper provides a descriptive overview of options for diversion of drug-related offenders from the criminal justice system. Drug-related offencesinclude drug offences (for example, possession of a prohibited substance);offences that are directly linked to intoxication (for example, drink-driving or assault); and offences committed to support drug use (for example, theft). After an offence has been detected by police, multiple opportunitiesfor diversion occur throughout the criminal justice process. (a) Pre-arrest: when an offence is first detected, prior to a charge being laid. This isknown as police diversion and includes fines, warnings and cautions, sometimes with educational information or referral to assessment and treatment. (b) Pre-trial: when a charge is made but before the matter is heard at court. Examples are treatment as a condition of bail, conferencing and prosecutor discretion. (c) Pre-sentence: a delay of sentence while assessment and treatment are sought. (d) Post-sentence: as part of sentencing, for example suspended sentences, drug courts, noncustodial sentences and circle sentencing. (e) Pre-release: prior to release from a sentence, on parole. Issues for diversion programmes include net widening, the ethics of coercion to treatment, the needs of families and intersectoral collaboration. A framework for diversion is presented in which increasingly treatment-focused and coercive diversion strategies are used as offenders' criminal careers and drug problems increase.

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