Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice, 5th edition

Published by Pearson (July 14, 2021) © 2020

  • Charles F. Levinthal Hofstra University
  • Lori Brusman-Lovins

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ISBN-13: 9780137516674
Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice
Published 2021

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ISBN-13: 9780135180037
Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice
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Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice covers the social impact of drug abuse, through a criminal justice lens. It's a comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to drug-taking behavior and its impact on the criminal justice system. Building on sociological theory, the authors explore the social problems associated with drug abuse, a range of drug-control policies and their enactment, and the complex relationship between drug-taking behavior and crime.

The 5th Edition has been extensively updated, with a brand-new Part 2 focused on criminal justice topics related to drug abuse and drug law. This edition also includes chapter-level reorganizations throughout the text and updated features prompting discussion, assignments and deeper comprehension.

PART I: THE CHALLENGE OF DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY
1. Understanding the Drug Problem in America
2. Understanding the Drug Problem in Global Perspective
3. Drug-Control Policy in America

PART II: DRUGS, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
4. Drugs and Crime
5. Drug-Law Penalties
6. Drug and Law Enforcement
7. Drugs and Correctional Interventions

PART III: DRUG-TAKING BEHAVIOR IN OUR SOCIETY
8. Drug-Taking Behavior: Fundamentals and Theoretical Perspectives
9. Opioids
10. Cocaine and Methamphetamine
11. Marijuana
12. Hallucinogens and Depressants
13. Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol-Related Crime

PART IV: PREVENTION, PROTECTION, AND DETERRENCE
14. Prevention and Strategies for Change
15. Advancing Public Health: The Regulation of Tobacco
16. Deterrence through Drug Testing

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