Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice, 3rd edition

  • Charles F. Levinthal

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ISBN-13:  9780133140521

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Unique in approach, DRUGS, SOCIETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/e examines drug use, drug misuse, and drug abuse from a criminal justice perspective. Building on sociological theory, it explores the social problems associated with drug use and the theoretical reasons for drug use and abuse. Moving beyond a sociological focus, it delves into the complex relationship between drug-taking behavior and crime. Discussion-starting features spotlight prominent figures, drug trafficking realities, and life-saving information as the book explores how drug use and abuse impact the criminal justice system.

Table of contents

PART ONE:  DRUGS AND SOCIETY: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE  

1.    Understanding Drug-taking Behavior  

2.    Understanding the Drug Problem in America  

3.    The History of Drug Use and Drug-Control Policy 

4.    Theoretical Perspectives on Drug Use and Abuse

5.    Drugs and Crime

6.    Drugs and the Criminal Justice System

 

PART TWO:  LEGALLY RESTRICTED DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY

7.    Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates

8.    The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines  

9.    LSD and Other Hallucinogens  

10.  Marijuana  

11.  Depressants and Inhalants  

12.  Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports

 

PART THREE:  LEGAL DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY  

13.  Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug  

14.  Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  

15.  Nicotine and Tobacco Use  

 

PART FOUR:  DRUG ABUSE AND DRUG POLICY  

16.  Prevention and Treatment: Drug Policy and Intervention  

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