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NCJ Number: 156198 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice, Volumes I and II
Editor(s): N South
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 1158
Sponsoring Agency: Dartmouth Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85521-352-4
Sale Source: Dartmouth Publishing Co
Old Post Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Two volumes on drugs, crime, and criminal justice address the histories of drug use and control, theories, debates, cultures and markets, drugs and crime, and the criminal justice response to the drug problem.
Abstract: In Volume I, eight journal articles focus on the social histories of drug use, controls, and policy. Fourteen articles address epidemiology, treatment, and prevention. Journal articles pertinent to theoretical perspectives on drug issues consider the topics of United States deviancy theory and sociocultural perspectives, Marxist perspectives, feminist perspectives, social democratic perspectives, and critique of various perspectives. Five articles consider recent and future policy controversies regarding the control of drugs. Volume II contains eight journal articles on drug cultures, markets, and distribution, followed by 11 journal articles on drugs and crime. Seven articles pertain to how the criminal justice system has responded to drug abuse, with an emphasis on drug law enforcement. References and/or bibliographies accompany the journal articles. Name indexes
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Drug smuggling; Drug treatment
Note: International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology.
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