Drugs and Drug Policy, Second Edition provides a cross-national perspective on the use and regulation of both legal and illegal drugs. This engaging text examines and critiques drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness. Authors Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins also discuss the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of legal and illicit drugs; the patterns and correlates of use; and theories of the “causes” of drug use.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
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About the Author
Clayton Mosher received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto, and is currently a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University Vancouver. He is the author of several books and articles in the areas of inequality in criminal justice system processing, drugs and drug policies, and the impact of prison construction on employment. Besides co-authoring the Second Edition of Drugs and Drug Policy, he co-authored the Second Edition of The Mismeasure of Crime (SAGE, 2012) with Terance Miethe and Timothy Hart.
Scott Akins received his Ph.D. in sociology at Washington State University in 2002 and is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at Oregon State University. His research interests include drug use and policy; immigration, drug use and crime; and the intersection of disadvantage, ethnicity, and crime. His recent work has been published in Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Drug Issues.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Drug Controversies and DemonizationChapter 2. Theories of Drug UseChapter 3. The Effects of Drugs: Part IChapter 4. The Effects of Drugs: Part IIChapter 5. Patterns of Illegal Drug UseChapter 6. Patterns of Legal Drug UseChapter 7. Drug Prevention ProgramsChapter 8. Drug TreatmentChapter 9. Policies Regulating Legal Drugs, Part I: Alcohol and TobaccoChapter 10. Policies Regulating Legal Drugs, Part II: Prescription and Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Herbal SupplementsChapter 11. Policies Regulating Illegal DrugsChapter 12. Drug Policies in Other Countries and United States Influence