Navigation Links
Drug Courts In Europe Extended For Three More Years

The specialist courts created to deal with crimes committed by drug addicts have been extended to continue for another three years, before such courts would be started all across the country. // The drug courts were set up in Glasgow in 2001 and Fife in 2002. These will undergo further monitoring by the Scottish Executive’s.

This decision was announced yesterday as reports indicated that there were no significant difference in re-conviction rates between offenders processed by the drug courts and the probation system.. But it also said that said the courts had been able to achieve and sustain reductions in drug use and criminal behaviour.

The Glasgow court opened in 2001 and was the first in the UK and the second in Europe. Fife followed in 2002. The courts were first developed in the US during the 1980s, with the aim to cut drug related crime among repeat offenders aged 21 or over by giving detailed drug treatment orders rather than custodial sentences. The courts use drug treatment, testing orders and probation orders as alternatives to custody, with the offenders regularly testing for drugs.

The courts processed 334 people during the first three years of operation. Re-conviction rates were 50 per cent within one year of the offence, rising to 73 per cent after two. Hugh Henry, deputy justice minister, said the report was "broadly positive" and showed that the offenders completing orders had lesser convictions in past two years as compared to two years previous. He also added that if they can get people into effective treatment, allowing lifestyles to stabilise, then they can reduce offending behaviour.

The report stated that the new courts had been able to achieve and sustain reductions in drug-use and criminal behaviour. They were the first of their kind in the UK and have cost £6.1 million to operate so far.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. US Courts Say No To Light Cigarettes
2. 15 Anti-SARS Drugs Identified By China-Europe Team of Researchers
3. Lung Cancer Deaths Declining In Men But Not Women In European Countries
4. Bird flu infection spreads from Asia to Europe
5. Record Growth Of Soya-Based Dairy Alternatives Over The Past Year In European Markets
6. Record growth of Soya-based dairy alternatives in Europe
7. Bird Flu Risk In Europe, Middle East And Africa
8. European Countries To Fund $4 Billion For Vaccination For Poor Children’
9. Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union
10. Scottish Children Have Worst Dental Health In Europe
11. EU medical chief says Europe ready for bird flu
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue ... conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology ... outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 ... 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A ... product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will ... 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship ... The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... to let type 1 diabetes stand in the way ... Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Revolutionary technology includes ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing ... Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing ... IoT devices.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ... number of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: