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American Pipe Dream - 96 edition

American Pipe Dream (ISBN10: 0155030930; ISBN13: 9780155030930)
ISBN13: 978-0155030930
ISBN10: 0155030930

Summary: The American Pipe Dream is a supplemental book for courses in criminology, social problems, urban studies, substance abuse, and social deviance. The book focuses on the impact of crack on inner-city populations, targeting such issues/groups as crime, women, the homeless, HIV, race/ethnicity, and juveniles. American Pipe Dream is the only book of its kind appropriate for classroom use.
Introduces crack from a historical perspective, tracing it back to before it wa mores first reported in the literature in the 1970s. Shows the consequence of the introduction of crack in the inner-city at a time of a shrinking economic base, rising unemployment, and diminishing quality of life. Discusses the high addiction liability, the rivalries in crack distribution networks that have turned some inner-city communities into dead zones, and the involvement of youth in the crack cocaine business. Examines the chemistry and psychopharmacology of crack. less

Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 12/08/1995
International: No

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