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NCJ Number: NCJ 125241     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 13
  Editor(s): M Tonry ; J Q Wilson
Corporate Author: Castine Research Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 574
  Annotation: Ten commissioned essays provide an overview of the current state of research on interactions between crime and drug abuse with attention to the strategies of drug-law enforcement, drug-abuse treatment, and drug-abuse prevention.
Abstract: Concerning law enforcement, an essay surveys research and knowledge on the effects of alternative local drug-law-enforcement strategies, and another essay addresses international strategies for attacking drug supplies at their source or prior to their entering the United States. Regarding drug treatment, an essay reviews what is known about the effectiveness of the major drug-treatment modalities in relation to their effects on contemporaneous and later drug use as well as on contemporaneous and later crime. In addressing prevention, an essay surveys what is known about the effectiveness of school drug education programs. Other essays pertain to the social consequences of drug use. One essay examines the impact of drug dealing and drug abuse upon inner cities, and another considers the relation between intoxication and aggression. Other papers cover the technology and uses of drug testing in the criminal justice system, the interactions of drug abuse and criminality, and drug use by drug dealers and prostitutes. Essay references, tables, figures, and subject and author indexes for individual essays, see NCJ 125242-51.
Main Term(s): Drug Related Crime
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Drug prevention programs ; Drug law enforcement ; Pretrial drug testing
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
Grant Number: 86-IJ-CX-0032
Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-80810-6
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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