Drugs in American Society / Edition 9

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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: 9780078026591
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 5/2/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 234,659
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (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

GoodeDrugs in American Society, 9eCONTENTSPreface and AcknowledgmentsPart One: A HISTORY OF DRUG USE AND DRUG CONTROL1) A History of Drug Use 2) A History of Drug Control Part Two: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON DRUG USE 3) The Pharmacological Perspective4) The Sociologist Looks at Drug Use5) Drugs in the MediaPart Three: METHODS, DATA, THEORIES6) Studying Drug Use7) Explaining Drug UsePart Four: DRUGS AND THEIR USE8) Legal Drugs Use: Alcohol and Tobacco9) Prescription Drugs10) Marijuana, LSD, and Club Drugs11) Stimulants: Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Crack 12) Heroin and the NarcoticsPart Five: DRUGS, CRIME, AND DRUG CONTROL13) Drugs and Crime 14) Trafficking in Illicit Drugs15) Law Enforcement, Drug Courts, and Drug Treatment16) Legalization, Decriminalization, and Harm Reduction GlossaryReferencesPhoto CreditsName IndexSubject Index

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