Drugs in Society Causes, Concepts and Control

ISBN-10: 1437744508
ISBN-13: 9781437744507
Edition: 6th 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Michael D. Lyman
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Description: This work focuses on the many critical areas of America's drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decisionmaking within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Broken into three sections: Understanding the Problem, Gangs and Drugs, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

This work focuses on the many critical areas of America's drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decisionmaking within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Broken into three sections: Understanding the Problem, Gangs and Drugs, and Fighting Back, topics covered include the business of drugs and the role of organized crime in the drug trade, drug legalization and decriminalization, legal and law enforcement strategies, an analysis of the socialization process of drug use and abuse, and a historical discussion of drug abuse that puts the contemporary drug problem into perspective. Text is supplemented with photos, charts, "critical thinking tasks," learning objectives, key terms, and discussion questions. Appendices cover drug scheduling and federal trafficking penalties.

Understanding the Problem
The Nature of the Drug Problem
The History of Drug Abuse
Understanding Drugs of Abuse
The Illicit Drug Trade
Domestic Drug Production
Drugs and Crime
Gangs and Drugs
Organized Crime and the Drug Trade
Domestic Drug-Trafficking Organizations
Foreign Drug-Trafficking Organizations
Fighting Back
The Drug Control Initiative
Critical Issues in Drug Control
The Issue of Legalizing Drugs
Understanding Drug Control Policy
Control through Treatment and Prevention

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