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Drugs in American Society / Edition 5

Drugs in American Society / Edition 5

by Erich Goode


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070244955
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 07/24/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.85(d)

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

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: How Drugs Work
Chapter 2: Looking at Drugs: A Sociological Perspective
Chapter 3: Theories of Drug Use
Chapter 4: The Extent of Drug Use in America
Chapter 5: Drugs and Crime and Violence
Part II: Drugs and Their Use
Chapter 6: Legal Drugs: Alcohol and Tobacco
Chapter 7: Marijuana
Chapter 8: Hallucinogens
Chapter 9: Stimulants: Amphetamine, Cocaine, and Crack
Chapter 10: Drugs as Medicine: Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Chapter 11: Heroin and the Narcotics
Part III: Dealing with Drug Use
Chapter 12: Drug Treatment and Drug Education
Chapter 13: Drugs and the Law
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