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NCJ Number: NCJ 241342     Find in a Library
Title: Civil Remedies and Drug Control: A Randomized Field Trial in Oakland, California
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Author(s): Lorraine Green Mazerolle ; James F. Price ; Jan Roehl
  Journal: Evaluation Review  Volume:24  Issue:2  Dated:April 2000  Pages:212 to 241
Date Published: 04/2000
Page Count: 30
  Annotation: This study evaluated the impact of a civil remedy program (Beat Health) on drug and disorder problems under experimental field trial conditions.
Abstract: This study evaluates the impact of a civil remedy program (Beat Health) on drug and disorder problems under experimental field trial conditions. Using calls for service data, the authors found statistically significant differences between the control and experimental groups, when drug problem calls prior to the start of the intervention were compared to drug calls during a 12-month follow-up period. The Beat Health sites, especially the residential sites, improved relative to the control sites. By contrast, the control treatment (patrol response) led to significant increases in drug problems, particularly at the commercial properties included in this study. The authors also examined the spatial influences of the Beat Health and patrol responses in catchment areas surrounding each of the 100 study sites. The results show some improvement in the experimental residential sites. The authors found, however, a possible displacement of drug problems in and around both the commercial experimental and control sites. They show that the displacement effect is most notable in the commercial control sites. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Civil remedies ; Crime prevention measures ; Intervention ; NIJ grant-related documents ; California
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0039
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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