Drugs And Crime / Edition 1

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Overview

Addressing critical areas of drug control and system improvement, this book provides a comprehensive examination of policy relevant research. Leading experts explore major problems related to drug trafficking and use, focusing on important policy initiatives. Each chapter discusses a specific problem area, the policies designed to address it, research on the effectiveness of those policies, and the policy implications of the research.

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Analyzes policies by police, the judicial system, correctional institutions, and treatment programs regarding situations involving illegal drugs. Primarily discusses research designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the policies, and the implications of the research for future policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803944572
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 0.68 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Doris Layton Mac Kenzie, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Director of the Evaluation Research Group. Prior to this position, she earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, was on the faculty of the Louisiana State University where she was honored as a "Researcher of Distinction," and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice. As Visiting Scientist, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr. Mac Kenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees. She has an extensive publication record on such topics as examining what works to reduce crime in the community, inmate adjustment to prison, the impact of intermediate sanctions on recidivism, long-term offenders, methods of predicting prison populations, self-report criminal activities of probationers and boot camp prisons. She directed funded research projects on the topics of: "Multi-Site Study of Correctional Boot Camps," "Descriptive Study of Female Boot Camps," "Probationer Compliance with Conditions of Supervision" and "The National Study of Juvenile Correctional Institutions" and What Works in Corrections. Dr. Mac Kenzie is Past-Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Corrections and Sentencing.

is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Director of the Evaluation Research Group. Prior to this position, she earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, was on the faculty of the Louisiana State University where she was honored as a "Researcher of Distinction," and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice. As Visiting Scientist, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr. Mac Kenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees. She has an extensive publication record on such topics as examining what works to reduce crime in the community, inmate adjustment to prison, the impact of intermediate sanctions on recidivism, long-term offenders, methods of predicting prison populations, self-report criminal activities of probationers and boot camp prisons. She directed funded research projects on the topics of: "Multi-Site Study of Correctional Boot Camps," "Descriptive Study of Female Boot Camps," "Probationer Compliance with Conditions of Supervision" and "The National Study of Juvenile Correctional Institutions" and What Works in Corrections. Dr. Mac Kenzie is Past-Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Corrections and Sentencing.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: BACKGROUND ISSUES
Drug Control and System Improvement - Doris Layton Mac Kenzie
Evaluating the Success of Public Policies
Doing Evaluations in Policy Research - Albert J Reiss Jr
Implications for Drug Control Initiatives
Prevalence of Drug Use Among Criminal Offender Populations - Yih-Ing Hser, Douglas Longshore and M Douglas Anglin
Implications for Control, Treatment and Policy
Gangs and Crack Cocaine Trafficking - Malcolm W Klein and Cheryl Lee Maxson
PART TWO: POLICE INITIATIVES
Defining the Street Level Drug Market - David Weisburd and Lorraine Green
The Jersey City DMAP System
Controlling Street-Level Drug Trafficking - Craig D Uchida and Brian Forst
Professional and Community Policing Approaches
Police Crackdowns on Drug Abuse and Trafficking - Robert E Worden, Timothy S Bynum and James Frank
Assessing the Community Effects of Tactical Narcotics Teams - Michele Sviridoff and Sally T Hillsman
Drugs and Public Housing - Wesley G Skogan and Sampson O Annan
Toward an Effective Police Response
PART THREE: JUDICIAL, CORRECTIONAL AND TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES
Prosecuting Drug Offenders - Joan E Jacoby and Heike P Gramckow
Classifying Drug Offenders for Treatment - John R Hepburn
Do Criminal Sanctions Deter Drug Crimes? - Jeffery A Fagan
Shock Incarceration as an Alternative for Drug Offenders - Doris Layton Mac Kenzie
The Implementation and Effectiveness of Drug Testing in Community Supervision - Susan Turner, Joan Petersilia and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes
Results of an Experimental Evaluation
Treating the Juvenile Drug Offender - Elizabeth Piper Deschenes and Peter W Greenwood
EPILOGUE
Drug Policy Initiatives - Doris Layton Mac Kenzie
The Next 25 Years

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