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Drugs in Society: Causes, Concepts and Control / Edition 6

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Overview

Traditionally, forensic investigation has not been fully utilized in the investigation of property crime. This ground-breaking book examines the experiences of patrol officers, command staff, detectives, and chiefs as they navigate the expectations of forensic evidence in criminal cases, specifically property crimes cases. DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation looks at the current state of forensic technology and, using interviews with police officers, command staff, forensic technicians, and prosecutors, elucidates who is doing the work of forensic investigation. It explores how better training can decrease backlogs in forensic evidence processing and prevent mishandling of crucial evidence. Concluding with a police chief’s perspective on the approach, DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation provides insight into an emerging and important approach to property crime scene investigation.

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New edition of a multifaceted discussion of the contemporary drug problem. The authors address the history of drug use and drug control policy; drug pharmacology; drug trafficking; drug-related crime; the role of gangs such as the Mafia of the Colombian cartels; and political responses to the drug problem, such as legalization, prohibition, and treatment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437744507
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 732,725
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael D. Lyman is a Professor of Criminal Justice in the Criminal Justice and Human Services Department at Columbia College of Missouri. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program and Director of the Forensic Science Program. He is designated as an expert in police procedure in more than 30 states and frequently testifies as an expert witness in criminal cases.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding the Problem 1. The Nature of the Drug Problem 2. The History of Drug Abuse 3. Understanding Drugs of Abuse 4. The Illicit Drug Trade 5. Domestic Drug Production 6. Drugs and Crime Part II: Gangs and Drugs 7. Organized Crime and the Drug Trade 8. Domestic Drug-Trafficking Organizations 9. Foreign Drug-Trafficking Organizations Part III: Fighting Back 10. The Drug Control Initiative 11. Critical Issues in Drug Control 12. The Issue of Legalizing Drugs 13. Understanding Drug Control Policy 14. Control through Treatment and Prevention

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