Civil remedies and drug control: A randomized field trial in Oakland, California

Mazerolle, Lorraine Green, Price, James F. and Roehl, Jan (2000) Civil remedies and drug control: A randomized field trial in Oakland, California. Evaluation Review, 24 2: 211-239. doi:10.1177/0193841X0002400203

Author Mazerolle, Lorraine Green
Price, James F.
Roehl, Jan
Title Civil remedies and drug control: A randomized field trial in Oakland, California
Journal name Evaluation Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0193-841X
Publication date 2000-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0193841X0002400203
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 211
End page 239
Total pages 29
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This study evaluates the impact of a civil remedy program (Beat Health) on drug and disorder problems under experimental field trial conditions. Using calls for service data, the authors find statistically significant differences between the control and experimental groups, when drug problem calls prior to the start of the intervention were compared to drug calls during a 12-month follow-up period. The Beat Health sites, especially the residential sites, improved relative to the control sites. By contrast, the control treatment (patrol response) led to significant increases in drug problems, particularly at the commercial properties included in this study. The authors also examined the spatial influences of the Beat Health and patrol responses in catchment areas surrounding each of the 100 study sites. The results show some improvement in the experimental residential sites. The authors found, however, a possible displacement of drug problems in and around both the commercial experimental and control sites. They show that the displacement effect is most notable in the commercial control sites.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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