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Drug and Other Specialty Courts  

Ojmarrh Mitchell

Print publication date:
Sep 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article presents an overview of drug and other specialty courts. Section I defines specialty courts and traces their growth in number and types. It also explores the factors that ... More

Restorative Justice as Evidence-Based Sentencing  

Lawrence W. Sherman and Heather Strang

Print publication date:
Apr 2012
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the conclusions from twenty years of restorative justice (RJ) innovations and their status as of 2011. The discussion is primarily concerned with the ... More

Searching for Sasquatch: Deterrence of Crime Through Sentence Severity  

Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob

Print publication date:
Apr 2012
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article considers the deterrence perspective, specifically the marginal deterrent impact of increased sentence severity. It introduces the “deterrence through severity” (DTS) thesis, ... More

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