The article begins by discussing the problems that drug use is causing in the American Criminal Justice System. The article then discusses the use of "drug courts," which have proven effective in reducing drug use and recidivism. It then looks at the potential benefit of drug courts to the criminal justice system and states some of the questions pertaining to drug courts, such as limits and the requirement of specialized judges. The article concludes by looking at what critics have said about the use of drug courts, and by stating that the drug court idea is worth trying.
John Feinblatt, Greg Berman, and Aubrey Foxx,
Institutionalizing Innovation: The New York Drug Court Story,
28 Fordham Urb. L.J. 277
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