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Title: Drugs and Violence in America: Proceedings of the Inaugural Symposium on Crime and Punishment in the United States, 1993, Washington, DC
Corporate Author: US Sentencing Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 313
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1993 conference was held to share information and exchange ideas about the problems of drug abuse and violence in the United States; the focus was on causes, prevention, and treatment.
Abstract: About 350 participants organized into panels explored various themes, including urban violence, gang experiences and alternatives, life on the street, drug abuse research, violence causes, and the link between drug abuse and violence. Other panels dealt with the role of government in prevention efforts; violence as a public health issue; and the role of the family, religion, schools, the business community, and community coalitions in reducing drug abuse and violence. Additionally, panels addressed judicial and correctional treatment options, drug demand and supply reduction, public health strategies for minimizing drug abuse and violence, and gun control. Footnotes
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Crime Causes; Crime prevention measures; Criminology; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Drug treatment; Gang Prevention; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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