SAGE Journal Articles

Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter. Journal articles can act as an ideal resource to help support your assignments and studies.

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Food for Thought Article

Article 1: Warner, T. D., & Kramer, J. H. (2009). Closing the revolving door? Substance abuse treatment as an alternative traditional sentencing for drug-dependent offendersCriminal Justice and Behavior36(1), 89-109. DOI: 10.1177/0093854808326743

Article 2: Swartz, J., (1998). Adapting and using the substance abuse subtle screening inventory-2 with criminal justice offenders: Preliminary results. Criminal Justice and Behavior 25(3) 344-365. DOI: 10.1177/0093854898025003004

  1. How does the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory compare to other screening tools? Is it accurate?
  2. Why is it difficult to accurately diagnose drug abuse or dependency in a client?
  3. What characteristics does Hepburn suggests are important properties that an ideal instrument will contain?

Article 3: Schlager, M. D., and Pacheco, D., (2011). An examination of changes in LSI-R scores over time: Making the case for needs-base case management. Criminal Justice and Behavior 38(6) 541-553. DOI: 10.1177/0093854811402300

  1. What did the authors find concerning the utility of the Wisconsin Risk Needs Assessment instrument?
  2. What do they suggest should be changed to make the instrument more successful?
  3. What differences were found when the assessment was reweighted?