Heroin, Deviance and Morality

Heroin, Deviance and Morality

by SAGE Publications, Andrew L. Walker, Leroy C. Gould
     
 

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Examines the data on drug abuse in the late Sixties and early Seventies and concludes that there was probably no significant increase in the use of heroin. The crisis of drug abuse that many Americans perceived at the time was in fact a crisis of politics and morality. These findings lead the authors to fascinating and important revisions of theories of labelling

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Examines the data on drug abuse in the late Sixties and early Seventies and concludes that there was probably no significant increase in the use of heroin. The crisis of drug abuse that many Americans perceived at the time was in fact a crisis of politics and morality. These findings lead the authors to fascinating and important revisions of theories of labelling and deviance.

'The book has a broad perspective and, through analytical and theoretical means, gets at the heart of the important but neglected topic of the relationship between deviance, social control and morality...This is a must book for all serious students of deviant behaviour.' — Sociology, Jul/Aug 1981

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803915503
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
SAGE Library of Social Research Series , #112
Pages:
262

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