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NCJ Number: 149029 Find in a Library
Title: Corrections in Sweden: Contract Treatment, A New Form of Probation
Corporate Author: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping, Sweden
Sale Source: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Sweden
Annotation: Legislation enacted by the Swedish Parliament in 1988 identifies a special condition of treatment for drug offenders that is referred to as contract treatment.
Abstract: The legislation stipulates that, when it can be presumed that drug misuse substantially contributed to the commission of an offense, the court should consider the expressed willingness of an offender to receive treatment. According to contract treatment, the offender agrees to engage in treatment in accordance with a special treatment plan. Commentary on the legislation indicates that probation with treatment should be a possible sanction in drunk driving cases, that various forms of treatment for drug misuse should be possible in the context of contract treatment, and that the nature of the treatment need should guide the choice of treatment modality. Probation and supervision periods associated with contract treatment for drug offenders are addressed, as well as the implementation of contract treatment in practice, treatment plan issues, and offender obligations and breach of contract
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug offenders; Drug treatment; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign laws; Foreign offenders; Foreign probation or parole services; Probation conditions; Sweden
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