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Title Treatment versus punishment for drug addiction : lessons from Austria, Poland, and Spain / Richard Soyer, Stefan Schumann, editors.

Published Cham : Springer, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 100 pages) : color illustrations.
Series SpringerBriefs in criminology, 2192-8533
SpringerBriefs in criminology.
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction Stefan Schumann and Birgit Köchl -- Part I: On drug laws and medical treatment of drug-addicted offenders -- Chapter 1: Austria Stefan Schumann and Birgit Köchl -- Chapter 2: Poland Krzysztof Krajewski and Grzegorz Wodowski -- Chapter 3: Spain Marta Torrens and Victor Javier Costela Ruiz -- Part II: Drug laws and its application in practice. Experiences and attitudes of professionals from public prosecutors/judges and treatment providers.- Chapter 4: Treatment and punishment of drug-addicted offenders: Insights from a quantitative empirical survey Christoph Weber, Stefan Schumann and Richard Soyer -- Chapter 5: Attitudes towards drug laws in qualitative interviews Birgit Köchl, Edyta Drzazga and Paola Rossi -- Part III: Summary, conclusions and recommendations for drug policy and the application of drug laws -- Chapter 6: Summary, conclusions and recommendations for drug policy and the application of drug laws Stefan Schumann and Richard Soyer.
Summary This brief summarizes the results of a two-year, international research project covering drug addiction treatment versus punishment in Austria, Poland, and Spain. It features: -An analysis of the national drug-related legislation and its application in these countries - An evaluation of drug laws and policies by℗ℓboth the law enforcement and drug treatment practitioners -An evaluation of drug-addicted offenders undergoing drug treatment versus punishment and their outcomes The basic findings of the project can be summarized as follows: drug addiction and drug-related criminal behavior should be treated℗ℓas a psychiatric disorder and a chronic disease. The study supports the application of a treatment-oriented approach to drug-related delinquency. As this brief demonstrates, one challenge to an adequate treatment of drug addicted offenders is a lack of cooperation between the judicial and the medical sector, and an inconsistent application of policies.℗ℓBy comparing the legislation and application of drug laws in these three European countries, the authors provide insights with implications for other national legal systems. ℗ℓ This brief will be of interest to researchers and policy-makers working with drug involved individuals, from criminology and criminal justice, public health, public policy and international comparative law.℗ℓ.
Other author Soyer, Richard, editor.
Schumann, Stefan (Lawyer), editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Substance abuse -- Law and legislation -- Austria.
Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Austria.
Substance abuse -- Law and legislation -- Poland.
Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Poland.
Substance abuse -- Law and legislation -- Spain.
Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Spain.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319188249
3319188232 (print)
9783319188232 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-18824-9