Problem-Solving Courts In America
Problem-Solving Courts In America
Read this background Information First
Over the past several years, changes to the judiciary system have become evident, as many non-traditional courts have been established within the United
States. These specialized or problem-solving courts have begun to deal with problems such as drug-addiction, child neglect, domestic violence, and mental illness.
The Center for Court Innovation (CCI) has developed 6 problem-solving principles that make problem-solving courts different than traditional courts. These
principles are as follows:
1. Enhanced Information
2. Community Engagement
4. Individualized Justice
Visit the CCI website: www.courtinnovation.org
Conduct a search of the website to learn about the organization.
Choose one specific type of problem-solving court and locate at least 3 professional journal articles via ProQuest that describe the program and the projected outcomes
of the program. The paper must be 6 pages in length and must address the following:
Follow This Format with the various Headings highlighted
only one paragraph with the Thesis/purpose statement as the last sentence in the introduction
Overview/Summary and Analysis
Provide an overview of the topic followed by highlighting each of the following questions: and discuss them accordingly: Choose one specific type of problem-
solving court and locate at least 3 professional journal articles via ProQuest that describe the program and the projected outcomes of the program
Sub Categories Questions
1. Identify the journal articles with appropriate headings.
2. Summarize each article and the research findings.
3. Did the research findings vary, or were they similar? If they varied, why might the research have produced contradictory results?
4. After searching the CCI website, describe each of the 6 problem-solving principles and how they relate to your problem-solving court.
5. Conclude with a paragraph or two sharing your thoughts and opinions of the program.
Thesis statement followed by one or two succinct concluding paragraphs
Worrall, J.L. (2008). Crime control in America: What works? (2nd ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 0205593399.
• Chapter 7: Crime Control through Legislation
• Chapter 8: Crime Control in the Courts and Beyond
• Chapter 9: Sentencing
Chapter 10: Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions
Center for Court Innovation: www.courtinnovation.org This site assists in developing problem-solving courts and helps to reduce crime and promote community justice.
Sung, H. (2011). From Diversion to Reentry: Recidivism Risks Among Graduates of an Alternative to Incarceration Program. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 22, 219-
234. doi: 10.1177/0887403410376588
Gottfredson, D.C., Kearley, B.W., Najaka, S.S., Rocha, C.M. (2007) How Drug Treatment Courts Work An Analysis of Mediators. Journal of Research in Crime and
Delinquency, 44, 3-35. doi: 10.1177/0022427806291271.
Marlowe, D. (2011). The verdict on drug courts and other problem-solving courts. Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice, 2:1, 57-96.
Nolan, J. L. (2003). Redefining criminal courts: Problem-solving and the meaning of justice. The American Criminal Law Review, 40(4), 1541-1565. (ProQuest Document ID:
NO DIRECT QUOTE. ALL PARAPHRASED, MUST FOLLOW APA 6TH EDITION NO VARIATIONS FROM THE APA. IN-TEXT CITATIONS THROUGHOUT THE PAPER MUST BE INCLUDED, AND PROPER
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