Drugs in Society: Causes, Concepts, and Control

Routledge, 2013 M11 28 - 504 páginas
This work focuses on the many critical areas of America’s drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decision making within this complex and multidisciplinary field. Broken up into three sections, Understanding the Problem, Gangs and Drugs, and Fighting Back, topics covered include the business of drugs and the role of organized crime in the drug trade, drug legalization and decriminalization, legal and law enforcement strategies, an analysis of the socialization process of drug use and abuse, and a historical discussion of drug abuse that puts the contemporary drug problem into perspective.

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Understanding the Problem
The Illicit Drug Trade
Class Projects
Domestic Drug Production
Fighting Back
Critical Issues in Drug Control
The Issue of Legalizing Drugs
Class Projects
The Role of the Military
Control through Treatment and Prevention

Gangs and Drugs
Gangs Highlighted by the National Drug Intelligence

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Michael D. Lyman is a Professor of Criminal Justice in the Criminal Justice and Human Services Department at Columbia College of Missouri. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program and Director of the Forensic Science Program. He is designated as an expert in police procedure in more than 30 states and frequently testifies as an expert witness in criminal cases.

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