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Gerra, Gilberto and Clark, Nicolas C. (2009) From coercion to cohesion: treating drug dependence through health care, not punishment. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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Contents
• Drug treatment as an alternative to criminal justice sanctions—a public health approach as supported by the drug control conventions p.1
• The scientific case for treatment as an alternative to criminal justice sanctions p.2
• Forms of persuasion used in treatment p.4
• Criminal justice system treatment referrals: Alternatives to imprisonment for drug users and drug dependent persons p.5
• Compulsory treatment: treatment in the absence of the right of refusal p.8
• Specialist drug courts as compared to the general criminal justice system p.9
• In conclusion p.10
• References p.12


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