Rehabilitating Juvenile Offenders in Drug Cases : International Models and Practical Measures for Proposing Applications to Thailand

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Amorn Wangukkarangkul
Udom Rathamarit

Abstract

 This research article aims to study models and practical measures in foreign countries for rehabilitating juvenile offenders in drug cases,including those in accordance with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United States, and European Union (EU) regulations.
Qualitative research was done by systematic content analysis of documents to synthesize models and practical measures best suited for rehabilitating juvenile offenders in drug cases to apply them to juvenile justice administration in Thailand. Results showed that the following characteristics were mostinfluential: rehabilitation must follow the best interest of the child on a basis of multiservice packages for case management. Rehabilitation programs may be adjusted according to the individual issues or needs of each juvenileoffender. A medical model is used for drug use harm reduction therapy in conjunction with rehabilitation and aftercare treatment for families and in community-based programs. These best practices should be adopted by the juvenile justice system in Thailand following provisions of the Administration of Juvenile Offenders Rehabilitation Act, B.E.2561 (2018) to allow juveniles full protection of their rights, welfare, and a secure future.

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Wangukkarangkul อ., & Rathamarit อ. . (2021). Rehabilitating Juvenile Offenders in Drug Cases : International Models and Practical Measures for Proposing Applications to Thailand. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Suratthani Rajabhat University, 13(2), 63–90. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jhsc/article/view/249804
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