The Resource Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system, Rebecca Tiger

Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system, Rebecca Tiger

Label
Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system
Title
Judging addicts
Title remainder
drug courts and coercion in the justice system
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Tiger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The number of people incarcerated in the U.S. now exceeds 2.3 million, due in part to the increasing criminalization of drug use: over 25% of people incarcerated in jails and prisons are there for drug offenses. Judging Addicts examines this increased criminalization of drugs and the medicalization of addiction in the U.S. by focusing on drug courts, where defendants are sent to drug treatment instead of prison. Rebecca Tiger explores how advocates of these courts make their case for what they call "enlightened coercion," detailing how they use medical theories of addiction to justify increased criminal justice oversight of defendants who, through this process, are defined as both "sick" and "bad." Tiger shows how these courts fuse punitive and therapeutic approaches to drug use in the name of a "progressive" and "enlightened" approach to addiction. She critiques the medicalization of drug users, showing how the disease designation can complement, rather than contradict, punitive approaches, demonstrating that these courts are neither unprecedented nor unique, and that they contain great potential to expand punitive control over drug users. Tiger argues that the medicalization of addiction has done little to stem the punishment of drug users because of a key conceptual overlap in the medical and punitive approaches--that habitual drug use is a problem that needs to be fixed through sobriety. Judging Addicts presses policymakers to implement humane responses to persistent substance use that remove its control entirely from the criminal justice system and ultimately explores the nature of crime and punishment in the U.S. today."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tiger, Rebecca
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3890
LC item number
.T54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Alternative criminology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug courts
  • Duress (Law)
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addicts
  • Drug courts
  • Duress (Law)
  • United States
Label
Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system, Rebecca Tiger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Both bad and sick
  • Criminalizing deviance : reconciling the punitive and rehabilitative
  • "The right thing to do for the right reasons" : the institutional context for the emergence of drug courts
  • "Enlightened coercion" : making coercion work
  • "Force is the best medicine" : addiction, recovery, and coercion
  • "Now that we know the medicine works" : expanding the drug court model
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9780814785966
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012024946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)780483669
  • (OCoLC)ocn780483669
Label
Judging addicts : drug courts and coercion in the justice system, Rebecca Tiger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Both bad and sick
  • Criminalizing deviance : reconciling the punitive and rehabilitative
  • "The right thing to do for the right reasons" : the institutional context for the emergence of drug courts
  • "Enlightened coercion" : making coercion work
  • "Force is the best medicine" : addiction, recovery, and coercion
  • "Now that we know the medicine works" : expanding the drug court model
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 198 pages
Isbn
9780814785966
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012024946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)780483669
  • (OCoLC)ocn780483669

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