Drugs in American Society / Edition 8

Drugs in American Society / Edition 8

by Erich Goode
     
 

The new edition of this well-respected brief text probes the drug phenomenon in all its social,cultural and legal complexity. It covers the full range of psychoactive drug use,from legal medical and prescription use to criminal,recreational use,from casual use to addiction. As in previous editions,Goode remains unique in his emphasis on the sociological… See more details below

Overview

The new edition of this well-respected brief text probes the drug phenomenon in all its social,cultural and legal complexity. It covers the full range of psychoactive drug use,from legal medical and prescription use to criminal,recreational use,from casual use to addiction. As in previous editions,Goode remains unique in his emphasis on the sociological perspective,explaining the drug phenomenon using sociological concepts supported by recent data from a wide range of sources. Drugs in American Society,5/e provides the most balanced and up-to-date investigation of drug use available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078111549
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
617,729
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Erich Goode received his undergraduate education at Oberlin College and his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia, New York University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is currently Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland. His areas of specialization are drug use, deviant behavior, criminology, and collective behavior. Professor Goode is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue1
Appendix: True-False Quiz on Drugs14
Pt. IIntroduction
Ch. 1Drugs and Drug Use19
Ch. 2Looking at Drugs: A Sociological Perspective35
Ch. 3Theories of Drug Use64
Ch. 4The Extent of Drug Use in America87
Ch. 5Drugs and Crime and Violence120
Pt. IIDrugs, Their Effects, and Their Use
Ch. 6Alcohol155
Ch. 7Marijuana186
Ch. 8Hallucinogens211
Ch. 9Stimulants240
Ch. 10Psychotherapeutic Drugs265
Ch. 11Heroin and the Narcotics281
Pt. IIIDealing with Drug Use
Ch. 12Drug Treatment, Drug Testing, and Drug Education313
Ch. 13Drugs and the Law347
References391
Author Index420
Subject Index426

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