Alternatives to prison for drug offenders in Belgium during the past decade.

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OBJECTIVE: Imprisonment has a more pronounced criminogenic effect on drug offenders than on other types of offenders. Additionally, little research has been conducted on the practical application of drug-related alternatives to prison. Therefore, this study describes drug-related alternatives to prison in Belgium over a ten years’ period since 2005. METHODS: The applied drug-related alternatives to prison (‘probation’, ‘conditional release’, ‘mediation in criminal cases’, ‘community service’ and ‘electronic monitoring’) were subject to a secondary data analysis of the database of the Hou…

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