Drugs in American Society / Edition 8

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078111549
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 4/13/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 202,228
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue 1
Appendix: True-False Quiz on Drugs 14
Pt. I Introduction
Ch. 1 Drugs and Drug Use 19
Ch. 2 Looking at Drugs: A Sociological Perspective 35
Ch. 3 Theories of Drug Use 64
Ch. 4 The Extent of Drug Use in America 87
Ch. 5 Drugs and Crime and Violence 120
Pt. II Drugs, Their Effects, and Their Use
Ch. 6 Alcohol 155
Ch. 7 Marijuana 186
Ch. 8 Hallucinogens 211
Ch. 9 Stimulants 240
Ch. 10 Psychotherapeutic Drugs 265
Ch. 11 Heroin and the Narcotics 281
Pt. III Dealing with Drug Use
Ch. 12 Drug Treatment, Drug Testing, and Drug Education 313
Ch. 13 Drugs and the Law 347
References 391
Author Index 420
Subject Index 426
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