Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice

ISBN-10: 0135120489
ISBN-13: 9780135120484
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Book details

List price: $80.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Unique in approach, DRUGS, SOCIETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/e 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.

Drugs And Society: The Criminal Justice Perspective
Understanding Drug-taking Behavior
Understanding the Drug Problem in America
The History of Drug Use and Drug-Control Policy
Theoretical Perspectives on Drug Use and Abuse
Drugs and Crime
Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
Legally Restricted Drugs in Our Society
Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates
The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
LSD and Other Hallucinogens
Marijuana
Depressants and Inhalants
Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports
Legal Drugs in Our Society
Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Nicotine and Tobacco Use
Drug Abuse and Drug Policy
Prevention and Treatment: Drug Policy and Intervention

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