Drugs in American Society / Edition 9

Drugs in American Society / Edition 9

by Erich Goode
ISBN-10:
0078026598
ISBN-13:
9780078026591
Pub. Date:
05/02/2014
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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Drugs in American Society / Edition 9

Drugs in American Society is a sociological introduction to the use of psychoactive substances in the United States that takes the focus out of the lab and onto the street. Throughout the book, personal accounts tell the stories of drug use and the impact that it has on the lives of users. The book also contrasts the image of drugs in society, particularly in the news media, and the reality of drug use itself.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780078026591
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 05/02/2014
Edition description: Net
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 395,611
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Goode
Drugs in American Society, 9e
CONTENTS
Preface and Acknowledgments
Part One: A HISTORY OF DRUG USE AND DRUG CONTROL
1) A History of Drug Use
2) A History of Drug Control
Part Two: THREE PERSPECTIVES ON DRUG USE
3) The Pharmacological Perspective
4) The Sociologist Looks at Drug Use
5) Drugs in the Media
Part Three: METHODS, DATA, THEORIES
6) Studying Drug Use
7) Explaining Drug Use
Part Four: DRUGS AND THEIR USE
8) Legal Drugs Use: Alcohol and Tobacco
9) Prescription Drugs
10) Marijuana, LSD, and Club Drugs
11) Stimulants: Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Crack
12) Heroin and the Narcotics
Part Five: DRUGS, CRIME, AND DRUG CONTROL
13) Drugs and Crime
14) Trafficking in Illicit Drugs
15) Law Enforcement, Drug Courts, and Drug Treatment
16) Legalization, Decriminalization, and Harm Reduction
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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