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 American Society

Author: Erich Goode
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123271285
Release Date: 2007-05-29
Genre: Law

Goode's Drugs in American Society 7/e is a well-respected, brief investigation of the full range of psychoactive drug use; from legal, medical and perscription use to criminal, recreational use and from casual use to addiction. Objective pro and con accounts on important issues like treatment, education, rehabilitation, and legalization give students a thorough understanding of the topics. The new seventh edition continues to provide the most balanced and up-to-date coverage in an accessible, engaging style.

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.

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.

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

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.

Drugs and Crime

Author: Philip Bean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135129774
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Social Science

A high proportion of crimes committed in Britain are drugs-related, with many offenders having a documented history of drug use. However, the direct link between drugs and crime is often less clear than is supposed and this text attempts to achieve a better understanding of these and surrounding issues that have been marred by misunderstanding and a lack of consensus amongst experts. This text offers a major contribution to existing debates and provides an authoritative and much-needed overview of the range of issues associated with drugs-related crime. Coverage includes: a discussion on theoretical approaches to drugs and crime, an overview of the legal position on drugs and drug offenders, a critique of the aims and nature of treatment, an examination of trafficking and laundering, an analysis of the policing of drugs markets, a discussion about the legalisation debates. This new edition has been fully updated to include the latest data and recent developments in policy and particular attention is paid to changes in sentencing and treatment, as well as changes to practice in trafficking. An expanded chapter on women, drugs and crime now offers further coverage of drug-taking and prostitution. This is the only book in Britain which centres on the links between drugs and crime, and deals with the policy implications of that link. It is a comprehensive account of the various aspects of Government policy concerning drugs, and should be particularly useful to academics and students interested in or studying this aspect of criminology.

War in the Woods

Author: John Nores
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493003808
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Political Science

The inside story of the drug cartels on our public lands—and the game wardens taking them on.

Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice

Author: Jay S. Albanese
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133843590
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Law

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. Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking is designed for the Ethics in Criminal Justice course. Every major issue, problem, scandal, and crime in the criminal justice field has ethics at its core. Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking presents the three major ethical schools of thought (virtue, formalism, and utilitarianism) in a clear way that emphasizes how ethics impacts individual decision-making. Extensive Critical-thinking exercises, Ethics in the Movies features, and Ethics in Books features use current events and media to raise ethical questions and help readers develop ethical-reasoning skills. Separate chapters are devoted to law, police, courts, corrections, and liability so learners see the direct connection between ethics and specific aspects of the criminal justice system. Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice helps readers recognize ethical decisions and provides the framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas.


Author: Robert Wallace Winslow
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131839020
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: Social Science

Because of recent changes in communication, transportation, and commerce, crime has become a global phenomenon. Criminology: A Global Perspective was developed to address this new reality and broadens the discussion of crime and social control to the global arena. Relying on data extracted from both national and international sources, the book offers a comparative criminology website that compiles information on each country, its history, its crime statistics and more! The innovation continues with a manageable approach to theories—first covering general theories and then introducing new theories within the context of specific crimes. Realizing that crime is no longer contained by geographic boundaries, the book analyzes where crime is occurring and which theories are true universally, not just in the United States. True global perspectivenot found in competing books. Comparative Criminology Websiteoffers a virtual tour of crime throughout the world. Manageable approach to theoryincludes three introductory chapters (ch. 3-5), followed by other theories presented within the context of crimes (ch. 6-15). An excellent book for those new to Criminology who are looking for criminal justice information about all of the countries of the world.

Drugs Crime and Justice

Author: Larry K. Gaines
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478613183
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Genre: Social Science

The twenty-six articles in this edited volume provide perspective on the interrelated issues surrounding the use of drugs in society. Although drugs have long been a social problem, the importance of the issue—and the involvement of the criminal justice system—have varied across time. Public concern has typically centered on illegal drugs, but the drug issue today is even more complex given the impact of prescription drugs. Exaggeration has been a constant theme in the history of public policy on drugs, usually playing on public fear to demonize specific drugs and users. Some drugs are more dangerous than others. The variations in effects impact enforcement, prevention, and treatment. If we are going to criminalize drugs and drug usage, policies and penalties should be based on the relative dangerousness of a drug or class of drugs. Policies can reduce harm, create harm, or both. Our current drug policies attempt to reduce harm through law enforcement. We arrest anyone involved in drug activities under the premise of protecting society. These same policies, however, result in the incarceration of large numbers of people; they are expensive; they overburden the criminal justice system; and they have lasting consequences for those caught up in the drug war no matter how minor their offenses. Drug policies should be weighed carefully, implementing those that result in the least amount of harm to society. The editors have collected timely articles that provide perspective and a foundation for an informed approach to addressing problems associated with drug use.

Criminal Procedure Today

Author: Cliff Roberson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060295123
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

This casebook on criminal procedure uses language that is easily accessible to readers, and combines both the “black letter” law approachand the case approach by beginning each chapter with a discussion of the law, followed by significant cases (carefully edited and abridged) in that area.Comprehensive in coverage, it explores criminal procedure in relation to the courts; the justice system; the Fourth Amendment; Fourth Amendment exceptions; interrogation, confessions, and admissions; remedies; identification; pretrial proceedings; counsel; grand jury, charging decision and speedy trial; and punishment. For anyone seeking an introduction to the law and the courts of the United States judicial system.