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Expert Says Drug Courts Reduce Crime

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Some advocates say drug courts are the most effective way of reducing the cost of fighting drug-related crime.

Drug courts in several New Hampshire counties allow some non-violent offenders to avoid jail and treat their addiction. The courts are growing across  the state and earlier this week lawmakers heard from a national drug court expert. Dr. Doug Marlowe is the chief of science, law, and policy for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He spoke with NHPR's Peter Biello.
 

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