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bankruptcy. Special rules are unsuitable for courts. The rules are made from specialized courts; for example, when terrorism court is occurred it could require sensitive evidence. Specialized judges have a
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Specialized Courts Paper 3 greater understanding of issues and are better able to offer fair rulings based on the facts. “Problem- solving” courts give convicted defendants more and better options for resolution. For example, a veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who commits a crime may be more likely to receive specialized treatment if tried in a veteran’s court set up specifically to help people in his situation. Specialized courts have unique disadvantages. Specialized courts take away money and resources from the general court system, which can place greater stress on the general court system and be “elitist” if specific cases receive more attention than others. Specialized courts also run the risk of encouraging special interest groups to take an undue interest in influencing court decisions or becoming overly deferential to the opinions of specific judges or experts. Specialized courts run the risk of separating defendants into tiers, or even into “good” and “bad” defendants. For example, if a veteran with PTSD commits a crime in an area with a veteran’s court, that court could offer him special benefits that a non- veteran with PTSD would not be able to access, despite being largely in the same situation. The most common specialized courts are drug courts and mental health courts, but several other types of programs apply similar approaches to address violent and repeat offending and returns to incarceration. The least common is Gun Courts and Federal Problem-Solving Courts. These two courts barely occur in specialized courts. Drug Courts Drug courts are specialized court docket programs that target criminal defendants and offenders, juvenile offenders, and parents with pending child welfare cases who have alcohol and other drug dependency problems. As of 2015, the estimated number of drug courts operating in the U.S. is over
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