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Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice

Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0135120484

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ISBN13: 978-0135120484
ISBN10: 0135120489
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2012
International: No
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Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice - 3RD 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0135120484

Charles F. Levinthal

ISBN13: 978-0135120484
ISBN10: 0135120489
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

Unique in approach, DRUGS, SOCIETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/e examines drug use, drug misuse, and drug abuse from a criminal justice perspective. Building on sociological theory, it explores the social problems associated with drug use and the theoretical reasons for drug use and abuse. Moving beyond a sociological focus, it delves into the complex relationship between drug-taking behavior and crime. Discussion-starting features spotlight prominent figures, drug trafficking realities, and life-saving information as the book explores how drug use and abuse impact the criminal justice system.

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Table of Contents PART ONE: DRUGS AND SOCIETY: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE 1. Understanding Drug-taking Behavior 2. Understanding the Drug Problem in America 3. The History of Drug Use and Drug-Control Policy 4. Theoretical Perspectives on Drug Use and Abuse 5. Drugs and Crime 6. Drugs and the Criminal Justice System PART TWO: LEGALLY RESTRICTED DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY 7. Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates 8. The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines 9. LSD and Other Hallucinogens 10. Marijuana 11. Depressants and Inhalants 12. Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports PART THREE: LEGAL DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY 13. Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug 14. Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 15. Nicotine and Tobacco Use PART FOUR: DRUG ABUSE AND DRUG POLICY 16. Prevention and Treatment: Drug Policy and Intervention

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