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NCJ Number: 169238 Find in a Library
Title: Illegal Drugs
Editor(s): C P Cozic
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 173
Sponsoring Agency: Greenhaven Press
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56510-682-2
Sale Source: Greenhaven Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the impact of drugs on society and America's response to the problem of drug abuse.
Abstract: The volume is organized around four key questions that are answered with diverse opinions in which authors disagree as well as alternative opinions in which authors may agree on a broader issue but disagree on the possible solutions. The four major issues are: (1) There is/is not a drug abuse crisis: debate includes an examination of use of illegal drugs among youth; (2) Drug testing should/should not be allowed: debate focuses on methods to achieve drug-free workplaces; (3) Antidrug programs are/are not effective: debate includes examination of DARE and other antidrug programs; and (4) Illegal drugs should/should not be legalized: debate includes examination of whether drug legalization would help or harm drug users and society at large. The book includes a list of organizations to contact for further information on the issues debated. Figures, tables, bibliography, index
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Cause removal crime prevention; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Cost effectiveness analysis; Court social services; Criminology theory evaluation; Decriminalization; Drug legalization; Drug Policy; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Employee drug testing; Labor laws; Program evaluation; Social psychology; Substance abuse in the workplace; Violence causes
Note: DCC. From the Current Controversies Series
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