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Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice, 5th edition

  • Charles F. Levinthal
  • Lori Brusman-Lovins

Published by Pearson (June 3rd 2019) - Copyright © 2020

5th edition

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Overview

For courses in drugs and alcohol in criminal justice.

The social impact of drug abuse, through a criminal justice lens
Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice is 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-▀┤aking behavior and crime. The 5th edition has been extensively updated, with a brand-new Part II 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.

Table of contents

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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