The alcohol treatment requirement: drunk but compliant

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The Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) became available to the courts as a sentencing option for offences committed on or after 4 April 2005 by people aged 18 or over as defined in the Criminal Justice Act 2003. It is one of 12 requirements that can be applied to a Community Order for six months to three years or a Suspended Sentence Order for six months to two years (for discussion of the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement, see Gough, Chapter Four, this volume, and Heath, Chapter Five, this volume; for discussion of the Mental Health Treatment Requirement, see Pakes and Winstone, Chapter Six, this volume).The orders can be proposed for high, medium and low seriousness sentencing bands; however, the expectation is that it would not be used at low level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk and rehabilitation: management and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system
EditorsAaron Pycroft, S. Clift
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781447300205
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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