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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2018) Treatment and care for people with drug use disorders in contact with the criminal justice system. Alternatives to conviction or punishment. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 80 p.

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This publication aims to provide relevant information to policy makers about the rationale and the existence of a variety of practices for treatment and care for people with drug use disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system. One of its aims is to help criminal justice actors understand how treatment works and treatment actors how the criminal justice system works. More importantly, it aims to discuss opportunities to bring drug use disorder treatment and criminal justice systems into alignment and to help readers understand the multiple possible perspectives regarding this cooperation.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Date:December 2018
Pages:80 p.
Publisher:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Corporate Creators:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Place of Publication:Vienna
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
HJ Treatment method > General treatment method concepts
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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