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Zilney, Lisa Anne (2011) Drugs; policy, social costs, crime, and justice. New Jersey: Prentice Hall .

Incorporating fields of sociology, criminology, and public policy, this book provides a more complete understanding of the issues surrounding drugs. The primary purpose of this work is to teach students about the dynamics of drugs (both legal and illegal) in American society, while providing a look at historical law creation and current law enforcement. Unique coverage includes topics such as the history of drugs in the U.S., the integral role of race in the creation of drug laws, the elaboration of the global trade in drugs, the U.S. drug control policies and the impact of the U.S. drug war on international relations. Features include: Incorporates observations from sociology, criminology, and public policy- Includes more on U.S. drug control policies, the impact of U.S. laws on international relations and other nations approaches to drugs- Emphasizes the U.S. drug war domestically and globally.

Item Type:Book
Call No:MP18.2, MM2.2
Pages:332 p.
Publisher:Prentice Hall
Place of Publication:New Jersey
Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > United States
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use history
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Theory of substance use
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system
G Health and disease > Disorder classification
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use

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