Drug Courts as an Alternative to Imprisonment for Drug Offenders

Administratīvā un Kriminālā Justīcija, Latvian legal journal, 2007 2 (39), p. 21-28

8 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2013

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Edita Gruodyte

Vytautas Magnus University; Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In the article the author introduces one kind of specialized courts, which are popular and spreading especially in the USA. The author discusses their aims, principles of activity, their effectiveness in fighting with drug addicts making crimes because of their bad habit and their meaning for decreasing the level of criminality. The author decided to analyze drug courts because today it is one of the most successful institutions for fighting criminals - drug addicts' problems. In the year 2000 institutions of United Nations created project law for introduction of drug courts in civil law countries. In revealing the principles of drug courts the author discusses the possibilities to enact such institution in Lithuania and gives concrete proposal how to establish them in practice.

Note: Downloadable document is in Latvian.

Keywords: drug courts, US, Lithuania, drug users, offenders

Suggested Citation

Gruodyte, Edita and Gruodyte, Edita, Drug Courts as an Alternative to Imprisonment for Drug Offenders (2007). Administratīvā un Kriminālā Justīcija, Latvian legal journal, 2007 2 (39), p. 21-28, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2231379

Edita Gruodyte (Contact Author)

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Vytautas Magnus University ( email )

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Lithuania

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