Drugs In America: Sociology, Economics, And Politics / Edition 1 by Ansley Hamid, Ansley Hamid | | 9780834210608 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Drugs In America: Sociology, Economics, And Politics / Edition 1

Drugs In America: Sociology, Economics, And Politics / Edition 1

by Ansley Hamid, Ansley Hamid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0834210606

ISBN-13: 9780834210608

Pub. Date: 12/31/1997

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

This basic analysis of the drug problem in America describes the historical and present use of mood-altering drugs; the economics of drug trafficking; theories of addiction; and the resulting crime, violence, and community deterioration. In addition, the author focuses on the effects of legalizing drugs and the role of law enforcement. This is an ideal text for any

Overview

This basic analysis of the drug problem in America describes the historical and present use of mood-altering drugs; the economics of drug trafficking; theories of addiction; and the resulting crime, violence, and community deterioration. In addition, the author focuses on the effects of legalizing drugs and the role of law enforcement. This is an ideal text for any course discussing drug use and abuse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834210608
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
12/31/1997
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Drugs and Humans * Historical Overview * Writing about Drugs--Ethnographic versus Psychopharmacological Approaches * Drugs and Labor * Policing Drugs * Drugs and Crime * Drugs and Violence * Women, Parenting, Sex, and Drugs * Drugs and Neighborhood Deterioration * Addiction, Misuse, and Treatment * Toward an Enlightened Drug Policy for the 21st Century * Index

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