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NCJ Number: 165819 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs, Crime, and Justice: Contemporary Perspectives
Editor(s): L K Gaines; P B Kraska
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 487
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88133-922-9
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Because the drug phenomenon occupies an ambiguous position within crime and justice studies, this book examines drugs, drug abuse, and drug law enforcement as integral issues in the daily operations of each component of the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Basic drug issues are introduced that concern drug abuse and dependence, drug control and the drug war, drug effects, and drug law enforcement. Six book sections focus on the general headings of drugs and the drug war in context, the link between drugs and crime, the drug industry, policing drugs, the courts and drugs, and the drug criminalization debate. Specific book chapters discuss opium, cocaine, and marijuana in American history; racism and the drug crisis; and the media and the construction of random drug violence. Additionally, book chapters cover drug-crime relationships, prostitutes on crack cocaine, the social structure of street drug dealing, proactive policing against drug trafficking, the military as drug police, drug courts, drug offenders, and drug legalization. References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Crack; Drug business; Drug Courts; Drug dependence; Drug effects; Drug law enforcement; Drug legalization; Drug offenders; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Marijuana; Military role in drug law enforcement; Opioids
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