Drugs Society and Criminal Justice

Author: Charles F. Levinthal
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0133802582
Release Date: 2015-06-26
Genre: Drug abuse

For courses in Drugs and Crime, Drugs and Criminal Justice, Drugs and Society, and The Sociology of Substance Abuse Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice is a highly readable introduction to the major facts and issues concerning criminal justice and drug-taking behavior in America today. Building on sociological theory, it explores the social problems associated with drug use and the theoretical reasons for drug use and abuse. It then delves into the complex relationship between drug-taking behavior and crime. Distinctive chapters include: Understanding the Drug Problem in America (Chapter 1), Understanding the Drug Problem in Global Perspective (Chapter 2), The History of Drug Use and Drug-Control Policy (Chapter 3), Drugs and Crime (Chapter 6), Drugs and Law Enforcement (Chapter 7), and Drugs, Courts, and Correctional Systems (Chapter 8). 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.

Drugs Behavior and Modern Society

Author: Charles F. Levinthal
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134003085
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre: Psychology

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society 8/e, examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society offers a comprehensive review of psychoactive drugs, and is notable for the attention it gives to two aspects of drug-taking behavior that have been underreported in other texts: steroid abuse and inhalant abuse.

Drugs in Society

Author: Michael D. Lyman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315474359
Release Date: 2016-10-26
Genre: Social Science

Drugs in Society: Causes, Concepts, and Control, Eighth Edition, focuses on the many critical areas of America's drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decision-making within this complex and multidisciplinary field. Lyman offers a comprehensive big-picture examination of the US drug problem, dealing with drugs, abusers, drug enforcement, and public policy. Organized in 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 of drug use and abuse, and a historical discussion of drug abuse that puts the contemporary drug problem into perspective. Suitable for upper-level undergraduates in Criminal Justice, Criminology, and related programs, Drugs in Society, Eighth Edition, uses logical organization and strong pedagogy (case studies, focused text boxes with related information, critical thinking tasks) to support learning objectives.

Hurt

Author: Miriam Boeri
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520293465
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Health & Fitness

Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation weaves engaging first-person accounts of the lives of baby boomer drug users, including the author Miriam Boeri’s own knowledge as the sister of a heroin addict. The compelling stories are set in historical context, from the cultural influence of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll to contemporary discourse that pegs drug addiction as a disease punished by incarceration. Boeri writes with penetrating insight and conscientious attention to the intersectionality of race, gender, and class as she analyzes the impact of an increasingly punitive War on Drugs on a hurting generation.

Drugs Crime and Justice

Author: Steven Belenko
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483324364
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Social Science

Drugs, Crime, and Justice is an engaging, yet comprehensive, analysis of the interrelationships among drug use/abuse, crime, and justice. The first four chapters introduce readers to the interrelationships between drugs and crime, while the second later chapters provide readers with an overview of historical and contemporary policies, as well as a comprehensive review of research on policing drug markets, arresting drug offenders, and prosecution and sentencing of drug offenders in state and federal courts. Steven Belenko and Cassia Spohn also examine and assess the impact of the war on drugs and conclude with a discussion of recent policy changes such as drug courts and reform/repeal of mandatory minimum sentences and an examination of new and emerging drug policies in the 21st Century.

War on Drugs Four

Author: James A. Inciardi
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205513212
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

The War on Drugs IV: Continuing Saga of the Mysteries and Miseries of Intoxication, Addiction, Crime, and Public PolicyFourth Edition James A. Inciardi, University of Delaware Basic Approach Written by a leading researcher and textbook author in the field of alcohol and drug studies, this text presents a series of perspectives and reflections on the worlds of drug-taking, drug-seeking and public policy. This highly readable book takes a candid look at the world of drug and alcohol use, abuse, and control. The text presents many sides of major issues, the history and patterns of abuse, and coverage of the major drugs (heroin, cocaine, crack, prescription drugs, marijuana, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and club drugs). "The War on Drugs IV "is an excellent resource that can be used as a main text or as a supplement. It serves as a basis for discussion and debate on topics such as legalization of drugs, medical marijuana, needle exchange, harm reduction, and supply reduction strategies versus demand reduction strategies. New to This Edition New coverage in Chapter 4 on circuit parties and in Chapter 7 on the prescription drug abuse problem; plus, in Chapter 12, expanded coverage of alternatives to the war on drugs Author accounts of his own experiences in the drug field-real life views of the drug scene are given in his personal voice Frank analysis of highly contentious topics, such as crack babies, heroin chic, and drug legalization

The Drug Legalization Debate

Author: James A. Inciardi
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761906908
Release Date: 1999-08-27
Genre: Political Science

Retaining the focus and the spirit of the acclaimed First Edition, The Drug Legalization Debate, Second Edition, addresses the major issues involved in the continuing drug legalization debate - including deterrence, treatment, education, and prevention. It also examines drug use trends at the end of the millennium, the use of cannabis as a wonder drug and a look at whether legalizing drugs would really reduce violent crime.

Drugs in American Society

Author: Erich Goode
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077835231
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Social Science

Drugs in American Society is a sociological introduction to the use of psychoactive substances in the United States that takes the focus out of the lab and onto the street. Throughout the book, personal accounts tell the stories of drug use and the impact that it has on the lives of users. The book also contrasts the image of drugs in society, particularly in the news media, and the reality of drug use itself.

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society

Author: Ross Coomber
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446281574
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

'This is a great resource that reflects the huge expertise of the authors. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and indeed anyone wanting critical but comprehensive coverage of key issues and trends concerning drugs and society - locally and globally, historically and today.' - Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex 'Provides informative, balanced and contextualized insights into the relationships between people and drugs. Whatever your background and however knowledgeable you feel you are about contemporary drug issues, I guarantee that you will learn something unexpected and new from this valuable text.' - Joanne Neale, Professor of Public Health, Oxford Brookes University Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their involvement in drug use? Insightful and illuminating, this book discusses drugs in social contexts. The authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.

Drugs Crime Justice

Author: Larry K. Gaines
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 1478602031
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Social Science


Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods

Author: Peter B. Kraska
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013512008X
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Law

Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods, 2e is a rigorous yet engaging text that offers balanced coverage of contemporary research methods. Filled with criminal justice and criminology examples, it demonstrates how research is relevant to the field and what tools are needed to actually conduct that research. Streamlined in this edition, it offers distinct coverage of qualitative research and quantitative research. With its real-life examples and cutting-edge content, the text goes beyond the nuts and bolts to teach students how to competently critique as well as create research-based knowledge.

Critical Issues in Crime and Justice

Author: Mary Maguire
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483350615
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Social Science

A comprehensive, provocative overview of the origins and present state of issues and perspectives in criminal justice and criminology from leading scholars in the field In this important book of essays, leading scholars explore the gamut of topics in criminal justice and criminology, examining both historical and contemporary material to illustrate the past and present of each topic covered. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Mary Maguire and Dan Okada illustrate the breadth of research, policy, and practice implications in key areas of the field, such as crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections, and criminal justice organization and management. . The coverage of concepts, insights, voices, and perspectives is geared toward students with a background in criminal justice or criminology courses to challenge them to synthesize what they have learned, to question standard interpretations, and to begin to create new directions and visions for their future careers as professionals in the field.

Women and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Katherine S. Van Wormer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0133141357
Release Date: 2013-09-04
Genre: Law

An empowerment approach to women in the criminal justice system. Women and the Criminal Justice System, Fourth Edition, presents an up-to-date analysis of women as victims of crime, as offenders, and as professionals in the justice system. The text features an empowerment approach is unified by underlying themes of the intersection of gender, race, and class; and evidence-based research. Personal narratives highlight the information provided to help students connect the text material with real-life situations. An emphasis on critical thinking teaches students to look beyond media hype concerning female offenders to study the real stories behind women affected by and working in the justice system.

Drug Use and Abuse A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Howard Abadinsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305961548
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Education

Updated to include the latest data and research, Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition, delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary examination of all aspects of drug and alcohol use and misuse. The text draws from the disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available. The author explores the history of drugs, their impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the criminal justice system response, the illegal drug business, law enforcement, and theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Other topics include the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, synthetic substances, the use of stimulants to treat PTSD and ADD, the pharmacology and controversies surrounding marijuana, and United States and global drug policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drugs and Society

Author: Hanson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284110876
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Medical

Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition, contains the most current information available concerning drug use and abuse. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals.