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Does Mandatory Diversion to Drug Treatment Eliminate Racial Disparities in the Incarceration of Drug Offenders? An Examination of California's Proposition 36

Nancy Nicosia, John M. MacDonald, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

NBER Working Paper No. 18518
Issued in November 2012

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Support for this project was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (grant R01DA022719). The authors gratefully acknowledge comments from RAND’s Drug Policy Research Center’s brownbag seminar series, the NBER Summer Institute Economics of Crime Working Group, and discussants Christopher Carpenter and Patrick Bayer. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of of NIDA, the RAND Corporation, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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