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The Importance of Roles, Power and Ethical Standards of Drug Court Officials

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Date Issued:
2016
Summary:
Often, in the traditional adversarial court system, prosecutors work to secure a conviction of drug offenders whereas the defense seeks dismissal of the charges or a less punishable sentence. The judge acts as a neutral entity hearing testimony and sustaining or overruling arguments made by opposing sides. In drug courts, which is a type of non-adversarial problem-solving court, these members of the courtroom work group work together to enhance the likelihood of drug offenders reducing their substance abuse and future criminal activity. With the growing incarceration rate in the United States, some states have opted to use drug courts as a way to divert offenders away from prisons. In this poster, I present data collected via one drug court observation and film notes discussing the roles, power and ethical standards of drug court officials and how they differ from the traditional adversarial system.
Title: The Importance of Roles, Power and Ethical Standards of Drug Court Officials.
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Name(s): Andrews, Sondra
Sloas, Lincoln
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Often, in the traditional adversarial court system, prosecutors work to secure a conviction of drug offenders whereas the defense seeks dismissal of the charges or a less punishable sentence. The judge acts as a neutral entity hearing testimony and sustaining or overruling arguments made by opposing sides. In drug courts, which is a type of non-adversarial problem-solving court, these members of the courtroom work group work together to enhance the likelihood of drug offenders reducing their substance abuse and future criminal activity. With the growing incarceration rate in the United States, some states have opted to use drug courts as a way to divert offenders away from prisons. In this poster, I present data collected via one drug court observation and film notes discussing the roles, power and ethical standards of drug court officials and how they differ from the traditional adversarial system.
Identifier: FA00005555 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
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Host Institution: FAU