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NCJ Number: 157111 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs in Society: Causes, Concepts, and Control, Second Edition
Author(s): M D Lyman; G W Potter
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 491
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-523-3
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Drug law enforcement in the United States requires that policy makers, law enforcement personnel, professionals involved in drug prevention, and the public be honest about the realities of drug abuse and the illicit drug industry.
Abstract: The first section of this book focuses on the history of drug use and the development of drug control policy, drug pharmacology, theories of drug abuse, the role of source countries in drug trafficking, and the relationship between drug use and criminal behavior. The second section describes the predominant types of drug traffickers: organized crime, including the Mafia and other criminal groups; domestic drug trafficking organizations, including outlaw motorcycle gangs, youth gangs, Jamaican posses, prison gangs, and ancillary trafficking organizations; and foreign drug trafficking groups, including the Colombian cartels, the North Atlantic Coast cartel, Mexican drug traffickers, narcoterrorists, Cuban drug traffickers, and Asian organized crime. In the final section, which examines various approaches toward drug prevention and law enforcement, issues covered include the role of Federal drug law enforcement agencies, drug laws, and local drug enforcement initiatives, as well as drug courier profiles, drug testing of employees and athletes, covert police operations, needle exchange programs, and drug legalization.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug law offenses; Drug offender profiles
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