Law enforcement and drug courts

Ronald R. Thrasher

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Placing or replacing a law enforcement officer on a drug court team offers unique challenges and opportunities. Police administrators struggling with personnel shortages must justify deploying an officer to yet another outside project. Drug court directors worry about the acceptance of a gun-toting enforcer to a group of legal, social service, and treatment-oriented professionals. Police officers struggle with conflicting roles, ethics, and image, and everyone worries about the clients' reactions to a law enforcement officer whom many of them blame as the source of their problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrug Courts
Subtitle of host publicationA New Approach to Treatment and Rehabilitation
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780387714325
StatePublished - 2007


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