Assignment 3: The Need for Treatment in the Criminal Justice System
of the principles of effective treatment of substance-abusing offenders
is: “Develop commitment from jail administrators to support the
substance abuse treatment program and provide adequate staff and
technical resources.” Although this sound elementary, a situation may
arise that has a public image of commitment but a private reality of
You have been hired to be a consultant for revising
the substance abuse treatment policies at the local prison. Search the
Argosy Online library for at least two peer reviewed journal articles
pertaining to this issue. Based on your module readings and these two
research studies craft a memo to the prison warden explaining the need
for criminal justice intervention and treatment within the correctional
facility. Be sure to cite relevant statistics to support your
arguments. Your submission should address the following items:
- The relationship between substance abuse and crime.
- The goals of treatment of substance abuse disorders within the criminal justice system.
- The impact of lack of such treatment on offenders on the prospect of recidivism upon release.
- Provide a brief summary of the two research studies you reviewed to support your arguments.
- Quote relevant statistics to support your arguments.
- Utilize APA format to cite all scholarly sources you use in this document.
paper shoud be 2-3 pages long. Remember to include a cover page and
refrence page, and to support your arguments with information drawn from
the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources
to substantiate the points you are making. Apply APA standards to for
writing and citations to your work.
|Assignment 3 Grading Criteria||
information, including statistics, regarding the correlation between
drug abuse and criminal behavior. Utilized the two research studies in
|Discussed the goals
of treatment of substance abuse disorders within the criminal justice
system. Utilized the two research studies in this discussion.
|Discussed any impact that may occur by not having treatment available to offenders.||
in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical
scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources,
displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
textbook, Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice