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dc.contributor.advisorPollock, Joycelyn M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Barbara ( )
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-14T21:39:43Z
dc.date.available2011-06-14T21:39:43Z
dc.date.issued2011-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationSmith, B. (2011). An analysis of factors related to drug court treatment-program completion rates (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2519
dc.description.abstractOver the past twenty years, drug courts were develop with goals to rehabilitate offenders in terms of criminality and drug dependency. In sending criminal defendants to treatment programs rather than to prison, these courts promise to meet the needs of defendants while reducing recidivism rates and costs. This study evaluates 290 Felony Drug Court participants in a large city in Texas to determine factors that are related to drug court completion. This study examines the drug court program through the lens of strain theory in order to understand its effectiveness as a rehabilitative effort for the substance-abusing participant. The data are analyzed using bivariate analysis and descriptive analysis. Results from the present study indicate that the variables that predict success include employment and marital status. Participants who were employed and married are more likely to complete the program. Limitations of this study and recommendations for future research are discussed.en_US
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dc.format.extent55 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectDrug Courten_US
dc.subjectFactors to drug court completionen_US
dc.titleAn Analysis of Factors Related to Drug Court Treatment-Program Completion Ratesen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartinez, Pabloen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSanders, Beth A.en_US
thesis.degree.departmentCriminal Justiceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCriminal Justiceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcosen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
txstate.departmentCriminal Justice and Criminology


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