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A penological perspective on the handling of the drug offender

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dc.contributor.advisor Cilliers, C. H.
dc.contributor.advisor Maiden, R. Paul Ovens, Michelle en 2015-01-23T04:24:03Z 2015-01-23T04:24:03Z 1998-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Ovens, Michelle (1998) A penological perspective on the handling of the drug offender, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Drug policy and the treatment of drug offenders' is an area that receives much attention worldwide. Because of the authorities' apparent inability to deal with this form of crime, it has universally been deemed necessary to look generally at the punishment of this category of offender and specifically at alternative methods to deal with these perpetrators. An extensive study of drug treatment approaches and models used by various countries merely highlights and emphasises the need for the creation and implementation of a suitable treatment modality for drug offenders. Other countries do not and cannot offer solutions to South Africa's dilemma in the handling of its large offender population. It is for this reason that the researcher has selected workable aspects from various systems in a multidimensional and multidisciplinary management approach to the handling of drug offenders in the South African context. The researcher utilises certain components of the systems theory to describe the manner in which the criminal justice system processes drug offenders. For this purpose, the researcher uses the systems theory as a framework for the application of the drug model that takes place on all levels within the criminal justice system. The researcher aims to use existing drug policy to form the basis of the drug model, and sets structural and procedural guidelines for dealing with this category of offender. The researcher furthermore calls for the implementation of such a model. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 360 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject.ddc 364.1770968 en
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal justice, Administration of -- South Africa. en
dc.subject.lcsh Drug abuse and crime -- South Africa. en
dc.subject.lcsh Narcotics and crime -- South Africa. en
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners -- Drug use -- South Africa. en
dc.title A penological perspective on the handling of the drug offender en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Corrections Management en D.Litt. et Phil. (Penology) en

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