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Drugs in Society : Causes, Concepts and Control

Drugs in Society : Causes, Concepts and Control - 4th edition

Drugs in Society : Causes, Concepts and Control - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9781583605424

ISBN10: 1583605428

Drugs in Society : Causes, Concepts and Control by Michael D. Lyman and Gary W. Potter - ISBN 9781583605424
Edition: 4TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Anderson Publishing Co.
International: No
Drugs in Society : Causes, Concepts and Control by Michael D. Lyman and Gary W. Potter - ISBN 9781583605424

ISBN13: 9781583605424

ISBN10: 1583605428

Edition: 4TH 03

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This work focuses on the many critical areas of America's drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decisionmaking within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Broken into three sections: Understanding the Problem, Gangs and Drugs, and Fighting Back, topics covered include the business of drugs and the role of organized crime in the drug trade, drug legalization and decriminalization, legal and law enforcement strategies, an analysis of the socialization process into drug use and abuse, and a historical discussion of drug abuse that puts the contemporary drug problem into perspective.

Author Bio

Lyman, Michael D. : Columbia College-Columbia, Missouri

Michael D. Lyman, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. He earned his bachelor and master's degrees at Wichita State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Lyman worked as a drug enforcement agent for 11 years, and has many years of college teaching experience. He has published six textbooks in the criminal justice field, including Practical Drug Enforcement: Procedures and Administration and Narcotics and Crime Control.

Potter, Gary W. : Eastern Kentucky University

Gary W. Potter, Professor in the Department of Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. Potter emphasized criminal justice in his doctoral work in Community Systems Planning and Development at the Pennsylvania State University. In addition to writing several book reviews and many articles in refereed journals on the subjects of drug law, organized crime and pornography, Potter is the author of The Porn Merchants and co-author of The City and the Syndicate: Organizing Crime in Philadelphia. Additionally, Potter is a referee for the American Journal of Criminal Justice and the American Journal of Police.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Part I: Understanding the Problem

Chapter 1. The Nature of the Drug Problem

Chapter 2. The History of Drug Abuse

Chapter 3. Understanding Drugs of Abuse

Chapter 4. The Illicit Drug Trade

Chapter 5. Domestic Drug Production

Chapter 6. Drugs and Crime

Part II: Gangs and Drugs

Chapter 7. Organized Crime and the Drug Trade

Chapter 8. Domestic Drug Trafficking

Chapter 9. Foreign Drug Trafficking Organizations

Part III: Fighting Back

Chapter 10. The Drug Control Initiative

Chapter 11. Critical Issues in Drug Control

Chapter 12. The Issue of Legalizing Drugs

Chapter 13. Understanding Drug Control Policy

Chapter 14. Control through Treatment and Prevention