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NCJ Number: 229816 Find in a Library
Title: Challenges in Mainstreaming Specialty Courts
Author(s): Lorana Bartels
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Australia
Document: PDF
Publisher: https://www.aic.gov.au 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper presents an overview of the challenges associated with implementing aspects of specialty courts in the mainstream criminal justice system.
Abstract: Problem-oriented justice seeks to incorporate innovative court practices to tackle offenders' behaviour and problems associated with offending. Over the last decade, the primary means of implementing such practices has been through the development of specialty courts. The key issues explored are the need to promote equity of access, resourcing, and the role of the judicial officer. Generic court intervention orders, such as the Victorian Court Integrated Services Program, are reviewed and the advantages of such approaches discussed. The paper also explores the means of promoting more cost-effective delivery of justice; the issues that can arise when judicial officers adopt a more therapeutic role in the administration of justice; and the need for comprehensive evaluation of court innovations. Finally, the need for cohesive policies on the development of problem-oriented justice, whether in the mainstream criminal justice system or specialty courts, is examined. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Access to courts; Alternative court procedures; Court management; Court personnel; Court personnel orientation; Court procedures; Court research
Note: AIC Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 383, October 2009
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