An examination of the impact of drug court clients’ perceptions of procedural justice on graduation rates and recidivism
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Armstrong - https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6003-0031
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Over the years, researchers have found drug courts reduce recidivism for participants. Scholars have hypothesized that drug courts are effective at producing positive outcomes for participants due in part to a case management approach that implements concepts of procedural justice. Using a convenience sample of participants involved in one drug court, this study adds to the limited body of research on procedural justice and drug courts by examining whether variation in drug court clients’ perceptions of procedural justice is related to their likelihood of graduation from drug court and recidivism. Results, policy implications, and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Atkin-Plunk, C.A. & Armstrong, G.S. (2016). An examination of the impact of drug court clients' perceptions of procedural justice on graduation rate and recidivism. Journal of Offender Rehavilitation, 55(8), 525-547. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2016.1229712
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Offender Rehabilitation on October 4, 2016, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/10509674.2016.1229712