9780135120484

Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780135120484

  • ISBN10:

    0135120489

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/30/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • View Upgraded Edition

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $142.80 Save up to $136.66
  • Rent Book $49.98
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    HURRY! ONLY 2 COPIES IN STOCK AT THIS PRICE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Unique in approach, DRUGS, SOCIETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/e#xA0;examines drug use, drug misuse, and drug abuse from a criminal justice perspective. Building on sociological theory, it explores the social problems associated with drug use and the theoretical reasons for drug use and abuse. Moving beyond a sociological focus, it delves into the complex relationship between drug-taking behavior and crime. Discussion-starting features spotlight prominent figures, drug trafficking realities, and life-saving information as the book explores how drug use and abuse impact the criminal justice system.

Table of Contents

PART ONE:  DRUGS AND SOCIETY: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE  

1.    Understanding Drug-taking Behavior  

2.    Understanding the Drug Problem in America  

3.    The History of Drug Use and Drug-Control Policy 

4.    Theoretical Perspectives on Drug Use and Abuse

5.    Drugs and Crime

6.    Drugs and the Criminal Justice System

 

PART TWO:  LEGALLY RESTRICTED DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY

7.    Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates

8.    The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines  

9.    LSD and Other Hallucinogens  

10.  Marijuana  

11.  Depressants and Inhalants  

12.  Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports

 

PART THREE:  LEGAL DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY  

13.  Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug  

14.  Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  

15.  Nicotine and Tobacco Use  

 

PART FOUR:  DRUG ABUSE AND DRUG POLICY  

16.  Prevention and Treatment: Drug Policy and Intervention  

Rewards Program

Write a Review