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NCJ Number: 211889 Find in a Library
Title: Proposition for Drug Testing
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes several drug testing technologies, in lieu of urinalysis, to assist California’s Orange and San Diego Counties in meeting the growing caseload demands of drug testing under Proposition 36 which provides offenders convicted of nonviolent drug offenses supervised probation and drug treatment.
Abstract: Enacted in July 2001, California’s Proposition 36 offers those convicted of a nonviolent drug offense an alternative: supervised probation and drug treatment. The intent was to decrease the workload for probation officers by sharing the monitoring duties with local treatment providers. However, the reverse has been true, with one of the most expensive tasks facing two California counties, Orange and San Diego, drug testing. To address this issue, criminal justice officials from both counties requested the Border Research and Technology Center (BRTC), part of the National Institute of Justice’s National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system, to initiate a workshop on current noninvasive drug-screening technologies. This report describes four such technologies that could eliminate problems inherent in urinalysis and include: skin patches and sweat tests, saliva testing, trace and portable detection scans, and pupil scans.
Main Term(s): Drug testing
Index Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis; California; Drug analysis; Drug offenders; Drug treatment; Forensic medicine; Probation effectiveness; Probation management; Probationer substance abuse; Urinalysis
Note: From TechBeat, Spring 2002; downloaded on October 26, 2005.
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