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Title: Recent Developments in Drug Case Management: Re-engineering the Judicial Process
Journal: Justice System Quarterly  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (1994)  Pages:83-98
Author(s): C S Cooper; J A Trotter Jr
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 16
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses some of the management approaches adopted by American courts to deal with the rapidly increasing caseload related to drug offenses.
Abstract: These management strategies all strive to provide for more expeditious processing of the drug caseload, to develop mechanisms to conserve the use of judicial system resources, to provide management continuity for complex drug cases of those warranting multiple court hearings, and to deal more effectively with convicted drug offenders who violate their probation conditions. In response to changing needs, courts have begun to develop multiple case processing tracks for all or most criminal cases, assign drug and drug-related cases to special court divisions, consolidate limited and general jurisdiction court processes, and improve responses to probation violations. Courts have also had to define the goals they wish to accomplish with drug treatment program referrals. Some options available include deferred prosecution and postdisposition programs. 25 notes and 5 references
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Case processing; Court case flow management; Courts
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