LIMITED JURISDICTION COURTS: THEIR PLACE IN A NATIONAL DUI DETERRENCE STRATEGY

Current evidence of the impacts of substance abuse and the DUI offender on the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on limited jurisdiction courts, is summarized. The limitations of these courts in terms of existing deterrence system deficiencies in system support, adjudication, and education and treatment are discussed. The comparative underfunding of these institutions, their diffuse organizational structures, and inadequate support services to monitor and track offenders are addressed. It is concluded that the effectiveness of the court role within the larger deterrence system can be enhanced with establishment of integrated, executive branch system control; the expansion of administrative penalties; and the redress of present funding and resource deficiencies in the courts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brain Information Service

    California University, Center for Health Science
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • Russillo, F M
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

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  • Accession Number: 00622999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 388
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1996 12:00AM