Drugs and Crime DQ Questions - 22212

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1.    Drug Courts represent a major shift in the traditional ideology of both the Criminal Justice and the Mental Health systems. For Criminal Justice, it takes us away from the punishment mode to one of treatment. For Mental health, it contradicts its long-held belief that clients need to volunteer for treatment in order for treatment to be successful.

Based on what you’ve learned about the Drug Court model, what do you see as its strengths and its weaknesses? What impact do you see the Drug Court model having in the future for the Criminal Justice System?

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The drug court model is the criminal justice systems answer to the current major drug problem in society. Because many criminal offenders in America&rs