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Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice eBook, 5th Edition

Charles F. Levinthal
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Drugs, Society and Criminal Justice eBook, 5th Edition

By Charles F. Levinthal, Lori Brusman Lovins
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Author
Charles F. Levinthal
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Edition
5th
ISBN
9780135187845
Published Date
26/02/2019
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-­taking 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 reorganisations throughout the text and updated features prompting discussion, assignments, and deeper comprehension.

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Features
    Social problems and the sociological theory behind drug-taking behaviours are examined in detail, giving students the tools to analyse and understand drug-taking behaviour in today’s society.
  • The full range of legal and illicit drugs is presented. Drugs are grouped in terms of their access to the general public and social attitudes toward their use, rather than by pharmacological or chemical characteristics.
  • New - Part II: Drugs, Crime, and Criminal Justice is a new section dedicated to the in-depth examination of the criminal justice topics that relate to drug abuse and drug law.
  • Updated - Coverage of drugs and drug abuse has been updated to address topics such as the opioid epidemic in the US, hotly debated issues around marijuana, and global illicit drug trafficking.
  • Updated - A Portrait feature in each chapter, updated for this edition, spotlights a contemporary or historical figure to put a “human face” on the discussion of drugs, society, and criminal justice.
  • Updated - An updated series of Numbers Talk features, near the beginning of each chapter, provide surprising “numerical” insights into patterns of drug-taking behaviour.
  • Expanded - Drugs. . . in Focus sidebars include vignettes on drug use and abuse and its connection to our nation’s cultural heritage and popular culture. New topics include Opioid Crisis Intervention Courts: A Response to the Opioid Epidemic (Ch. 9), Cannabis Skin Care Products without the High (Ch. 11), and Does Uber Save Lives? (Ch. 13).
  • Expanded - Drug Enforcement… in Focus feature highlights the role of law enforcement in drug-control policies. New examples include Efforts to Move Marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Ch. 3), Diversion Programs for Low-level, First-time Offenders (Ch. 7), and A New Technology in Drug Testing (Ch. 16).
  • Updated - What Would You Do? is a critical thinking feature at the end of each chapter that challenges students to apply chapter material to real situations.
  • Updated - Quick Concept Checks, embedded within chapters, provide opportunities to self-test on basic concepts in the text.
  • Updated - Review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce important topics.
  • Updated - Help Line feature provides tips for recognising signs of drug abuse and for responding to drug-related emergency situations.
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