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Drugs Policy, Social Costs, Crime, and Justice

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780132275354

ISBN10:
013227535X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/12/2010
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Incorporating fields of sociology, criminology, and public policy, this book provides a more complete understanding of the issues surrounding drugs. The primary purpose of this work is to teach students about the dynamics of drugs (both legal and illegal) in American society, while providing a look at historical law creation and current law enforcement. Unique coverage includes topics such as the history of drugs in the U.S., the integral role of race in the creation of drug laws, the elaboration of the global trade in drugs, the U.S. drug control policies and the impact of the U.S. drug war on international relations. Features include: Incorporates observations from sociology, criminology, and public policy Includes more on U.S. drug control policies, the impact of U.S. laws on international relations and other nations approaches to drugs Emphasizes the U.S. drug war domestically and globally. Emphasizes the creation of drug laws. Includes real-life segments and human interest stories Important Terms Critical Thinking Questions Research Topics Suggested Reading/Films Professionals in the fields of criminology, sociology, and public policy.

Table of Contents

1.      Framing Drugs and Their Use

PART I: STUDYING DRUG USE

2.      Creating the Problem of Drug Use

3.      Explaining Drug Use

4.      Researching Drug Use

 

PART II: CLASSIFYING DRUG USE

5.      Legal Drugs

6.      Medical Drugs

7.      Illegal Drugs

 

PART III: THEI HISTORY AND EFFECTS OF DRUG USE

8.      A Legal History of Illicit Drugs in America

9.      Drugs and Crime

10.  Drugs and Other Collateral Damage

Authored by Lauren M. Caravaglia, MSW, LSW

 

PART IV: CONTROLLING DRUG USE

11.  U.S. War on Drugs

12.  U.S. Drug Control Through Prevention

13.  U.S. Drug Control Through Treatment

14.  Alternative Approaches



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