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Drugs in Society: Causes, Concepts and Control

Drugs in Society: Causes, Concepts and Control

by Michael D. Lyman, Gary W. Potter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870845482
Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company OH
Publication date: 02/01/1991
Pages: 423
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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.

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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