Drug Courts. Toni Makkai, in "Drugs Courts: Issues and Prospects", outlines issues and arguments related to the establishment of treatment-oriented drug courts. The paper, published in 1998, draws on USA experience with drug courts and discusses some of the potential problems in establishing such programs in Australia. Since then drug courts have been introduced in several Australian jurisdictions. Click here for more details and links to the legislation setting up the courts.
By Australian Institute of Criminology, Australia.