skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 149497 Find in a Library
Title: Carpet of Blue: An Ex-Cop Takes a Tough Look at America's Drug Problem
Author(s): T Bouza
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 175
Sponsoring Agency: Deaconess Press
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Publication Number: ISBN 0-925190-21-7
Sale Source: Deaconess Press
2312 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book represents an ex-policeman's view of America's war on drugs.
Abstract: The author maintains that the war on drugs is being lost because policymakers and the public fail to understand the complexities of the situation, the factors underlying youths' drug use, and the measures needed to combat drug addiction. The major focus of the book is on the family; the American family has to overcome abuse, alcoholism, and divorce, and return to stability, structure, and love. The true victims of societal disintegration are the children, who have a bleak present and see an even bleaker future. The drug problem correlates to the pleasure principle inherent in today's society. The author argues that the national drug policy is failing because it has no focus, overriding plan, or philosophy. Rounding up minority offenders who are mainly the users and victims of drugs will not solve the problem. This book uses numerous case studies to examine issues of crime and violence in order to offer suggestions to law enforcement officials, parents, community leaders, and the media on how to reverse the trend toward increasing drug use and drug-related crime and violence.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Criminology; Juvenile drug use; Juveniles; Statistics
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=149497

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.