Comprehensive Writings About the Justice System

Judge Hora (Ret.) has written comprehensively on justice issues. The appellate courts and almost 200 journals and law reviews have cited her work. She was a 2009-2010 Thinker in Residence appointed by the Premier of South Australia to study and make recommendations on the Australian justice system. Her latest article is a chapter on Drug Courts in the 5th Edition of The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine in 2014.


Co-editor of theScience Bench Book for Judges.” The most comprehensive scientific evidence bench book ever published. Available as a free download on the Justice Speakers Institute website as well as the National Judicial College website. (June 2019)



ASAM 5thHora, Peggy Fulton, “Drug Treatment Courts and the Treatment of Persons in the Criminal Justice System,” The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th Ed. (2014)





Hora, Peggy Fulton, "Tough on Crime is not Smart on Crime,Insight 8 (2013): 18-21  




ASAMEss2001.3Hora, Peggy Fulton, "Drug Treatment Courts and the Treatment of Persons in the Criminal Justice System," The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine (2011)




Evidence-BasedSubstanceAbuseHora, Peggy Fulton and Brian Chodrow, “DUI/DWI Treatment” chapter in Handbook of Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Treatment in Criminal Justice Settings", Leukefeld, Carl, et al., Eds., Springer Publications (2011)




Hora, Peggy Fulton, "Courting New Solutions Using Problem-Solving Justice: Key Components, Guiding Principles, Strategies, Responses, Models, Approaches, Blueprints and Tool Kits", Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice 2:1 (Spring 2011) 



future_trends_in_state_courHora, Peggy Fulton,Through a Glass Gavel: Predicting the Future of Drug Treatment Courts,” September, (2009) "Future Trends in State Courts." National Center for State Courts



ASAM4thHora, Peggy Fulton and William G. Schma, "Drug Courts and the Treatment of Incarcerated Populations," Principles of Addiction Medicine, 4th Ed., Ries, R., et al., Eds.  (2009)



fcreHora, Peggy Fulton and Deborah Chase, “The Best Seat in the House: The Court Assignment and Judicial Satisfaction,” 47:2 Family Court Review 209-238 (March, 2009) 



georgia_law_reviewHora, Peggy Fulton and Theodore Stalcup, "Drug Treatment Courts in the Twenty-first Century: The Evolution of the Revolution in Problem-solving Courts. Georgia Law Review. Vol. 42, No. 3. (Spring, 2008)



australasian_cover Hora, Peggy Fulton, “The Synergy Between Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Drug Treatment Courts,” Transforming Legal Processes in Court and Beyond, Greg Reinhardt & Dr. Andrew Cannon, Eds., The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated (2007)



substance_use_and_misuseHora, Peggy Fulton, "The Female Drug User: Risk Factors and Prejudices,” Substance Use and Misuse Informa Healthcare; 42:2-3 (2007)  



JournalOfMaintenceInTheAddictionHora, Peggy Fulton, Trading One Drug for Another? Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions Vol. 2, Issue 4, 71-76 (October 2005) 



journal_of_maintenance_in_the_addictionsHora, Peggy Fulton, "Trading One Drug for Another? What Drug Treatment Court Professionals Need to Learn About Opioid Replacement Therapy." Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions  Volume 2, Number 4 (2004)



contemp_issues_law_vol7Hora, Peggy Fulton and Deborah J. Chase, J.D., Ph.D, "Judicial Satisfaction When Judging in a Therapeutic Key," Contemporary Issues in Law, Vol. 7, Issue I (2003/2004)



pamHora, Peggy Fulton Hora and Hon. William G. Schma, "Special Issues in Treatment: Drug Courts," Principles of Addiction Medicine, 3rd Ed.  H. Blair Carlson, M.D., FACP, FASAM;  Graham, Schultz, Mayo-Smith, Ries,and Wilford, Ed. American Society of Addiction Medicine (2003)



cover_JA-12001441901Hora, Peggy Fulton, "A Dozen Years of Drug Treatment Courts: Uncovering Our Theoretical Foundation and the Construction of a Mainstream Paradigm,Substance Use & Misuse, Vol. 37,  No. 12 & 13, 1469–1488, (2002)




Hora, Peggy Fulton, "A Dozen Years of Drug Treatment Courts: Uncovering our Theoretical Foundation and the Construction of a Mainstream Paradigm," Drug Courts: Current Issues & Future Perspectives, The Office of International Criminal Justice (2002)



court-reviewHora, Peggy Fulton and Deborah J. Chase, "The Implications of Therapeutic Jurisprudence for Judicial Satisfaction." Court Review Vol. 37, Issue 1. (Spring,2000) 



notre-dameHora, Peggy Fulton, Hon. William Schma and John T. A. Rosenthal.  "Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Drug Treatment Court Movement: Revolutionizing the Criminal Justice System's Response to Drug Abuse and Crime in America." Notre Dame Law Review Vol. 74, No. 2. (1999)



judicatureHora, Peggy Fulton and Hon. William G. Schma, "Therapeutic Jurisprudence," Judicature Vol. 82, No. 1. (July/August 1998)



addiction_interventionHora, Peggy Fulton and Hon. William G. Schma, "Strategies to Motivate Treatment Seeking Behavior; Legal Strategy," Addiction Intervention, Robert K. White, MA, CEAP, Deborah George Write, MA, Eds.  The Hawthorne Press, Inc. (1998) 




Hora, Peggy Fulton and Barrie Becker, "Judicial Considerations in Sentencing Pregnant Substance Users," The Judges' Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2. (Spring, 1996) 



considerationsHora, Peggy Fulton and Barrie Becker, "Judicial Considerations When Sentencing Pregnant Substance Users," The National Association of Women Judges (1996)



black-and-white-bookHora, Peggy Fulton and Barrie Becker, "The Legal Community's Response to Drug Use During Pregnancy in the Criminal Sentencing and Dependency Contexts:  A Survey of Judges, Prosecuting Attorneys in Ten California Counties. Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2. (Spring, 1993) 



red-bookHora, Peggy Fulton, Book Review "Judging Judges." Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Spring, 1982)

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) at a Drug Court Graduation

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) with a Drug Court Participant

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.), Judge Lisa Tremewan (NZ), and David B. Wexler, “Father of Therapeutic Jurisprudence"

Professor Warren Brookbanks, University of Auckland Law School and Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.)

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) with Makoto Oda at NADCP

Judge Louis Bidios (3rd from left) and friends at the Kawhia Marae in New Zealand.

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) training the New Zealand Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) with Belgian Judges, Caroline Cooper and Judge Lisa Tremewan in Paris

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) speaking at the Addiction and Offending Conference in Paris

Judge Lisa Tremewan with Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) at an Alcohol and Other Drug Court Team staffing.

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) with Chief Magistrate Hill (Ret.) and Deputy Chief Magistrate Daly (Ret.)