Presses policymakers to implement humane responses to persistent substance use that remove its control entirely from the criminal justice system
Both Bad and Sick2 Criminalizing Deviance: Reconciling the Punitive and Rehabilitative3 "The Right Thing to Do for the Right Reasons": The Institutional Context for the Emergence of Drug Courts 4 "Enlightened Coercion": Making Coercion Work5 "Force Is the Best Medicine": AddictionRecovery, and Coercion6 "Now That We Know the Medicine Works": Expanding the Drug Court Model
Rebecca Tiger is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Middlebury College and co-editor of Bioethical Issues, Sociological Perspectives.
"[T]his is an excellent book that will be of interest to sociologists who study punishment, health, deviance, and social control. It is well written and persuasive. Tiger effectively brought the sociology of knowledge to bear on a contemporary, policy-relevant question. This is no small accomplishment. While there are other critical books on drug courts available, Tiger's approach is fresh and unique and therefore should be required reading by anyone studying the drug court movement." -Social Forces "[Judging Addicts] is interesting and well written, and perhaps its greatest strength lies in the way in which its author sets her discussion of the drug court initiative in a historic context."-Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy>