Sustaining Drug Courts in Arizona and South Carolina: An Experience in Hodgepodge Budgeting

Justice System Journal, Vol. 25, pp. 75-86, 2004

12 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2009

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James W. Douglas

University of South Carolina

Roger E. Hartley

University of Baltimore

Abstract

Douglas and Hartley provide data that indicates that drug courts face budgetary and resource hurdles in their effort to become institutionalized reforms to courts. Drug courts commonly adopt what the authors call "hodgepodege budgeting" strategies where ingenuity, opportunity, and luck seperate those programs that succeed from those that fail. They also note the challenges that hodgepodge budgeting presents to those who hope to institutionalize drug courts and other court reforms.

Keywords: Drug Courts, Budget Politics, Trial Courts, Court Reform

Suggested Citation

Douglas, James W. and Hartley, Roger E., Sustaining Drug Courts in Arizona and South Carolina: An Experience in Hodgepodge Budgeting. Justice System Journal, Vol. 25, pp. 75-86, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1416212

James W. Douglas

University of South Carolina ( email )

Government and International Studies
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Roger E. Hartley (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore ( email )

Baltimore, MD 21214
United States
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