Therefore, this is an ideal text not only for students but also for policy makers, drugs and alcohol counsellors, treatment agencies and everyone interested in doing research on drugs, alcohol and crime.
Author: Bennett, Trevor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Social Science
"Bennett and Holloway'sUnderstanding Drugs, Alcohol, and Crimeisthe best, most up-to-date and comprehensive examination for theUnited Kingdom of interactions among drugs, alcohol, and crime. Theauthors exhaustively and authoritatively survey current knowledge inthe UK, and from many other countries, on drug and alcohol use ascause, and consequence, of crime, and the effects of law enforcementand treatment responses. Clearly written, unfailingly lucid, andadmirably accurate, this book will be the indispensable work onBritish drug policy for many years to come." Professor Michael Tonry, University of Minnesota Law School, USA "What makes this book particularly interesting is the refreshingly non judgmental presentation which conveys the essence of very important issues in contemporary society. Therefore, this is an ideal text not only for students but also for policy makers, drugs and alcohol counsellors, treatment agencies and everyone interested in doing research on drugs, alcohol and crime." Nicoletta Policek, University of Abertay, Dundee "The publication is not only an excellent summary of the existing research in Great Britain, and to a lesser extent from other jurisdictions, it is a foundation for future research by evoking , and at times provoking, questions and offering a variety of possible responses." Hirsch Greenberg, University of Regina What is the connection between drugs, alcohol and crime? What works in reducing drugs and alcohol-related crime? The book provides a succinct overview of current theory and research on the links between drugs, alcohol use and crime. It discusses the legal and social context of drug and alcohol use and identifies current levels of consumption. Focusing on the UK context, it also takes into account international research where appropriate. Detailed review of the research literature on the connections between drug use and crime Examines the current government anti-drugs policy and assesses the effectiveness of programmes that have been used to reduce drug and alcohol-related crime. The book concludes that future government drugs policy should pay particular attention to the lessons learned from research on the connection between drug and alcohol use and crime. Ideal for criminology, criminal justice, social policy and social work students, this book will also be a useful source of information for policy makers, the police, probation workers, social workers, drugs and alcohol counsellors, treatment agencies, sentencers, voluntary agencies, Drug Action Teams, and others with an interest in research on drugs and crime.
Drug-Crime Connections challenges the assumption that there is a widespread association between drug use and crime.
Author: Trevor Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
Drug-Crime Connections challenges the assumption that there is a widespread association between drug use and crime. Instead, it argues that there are many highly specific connections. Trevor Bennett and Katy Holloway draw together in a single volume a wide range of findings from a study of nearly 5,000 arrestees interviewed as part of the New English and Welsh Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (NEW-ADAM) program. They investigate specific drug-crime connections and other topics, such as gender and drugs, ethnicity and drugs, gangs, guns, drug markets, and treatment needs.
Were the drugs currently linked to crime to disappear, they would probably be
replaced by others, notably alcohol. Crime probably cannot be eliminated from
any ... Understanding drugs, alcohol and crime. London: McGraw-Hill. Lightfoot,
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Author: Richard Hammersley
Category: Social Science
"This book argues that much current thinking about drugs and crime is simplistic and misguided, because it fails to take into account the complex social and psychological contexts that underpin the relationship between drug or alcohol problems and crime. In clear and accessible language, it reviews existing explanations of the links between drugs and crime, and assesses the practical approaches currently being taken to tackle the problems involved." "This textbook will be of great value to advanced undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences and in health and social care, including those studying criminology, psychology, medical sociology, social policy, social work or criminal justice. It will also be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy-makers in these fields."--BOOK JACKET.
This book illuminates the complexity and diversity of illicit drug use through
tracing the historical development of the ' drug problem ' . Bennett , T. and
Holloway , K. ( 2005 ) Understanding Drugs , Alcohol and Crime . Buckingham :
Author: Chris Hale
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Criminology is the ideal textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students coming to the subject for the first time. Written by a team of leading criminologists, the book covers a wide range of topics including: historical and contemporary understandings of crime and criminal justice; different forms of crime - from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who are the victims of crime; and how society and state agencies respond to crime and disorder. The contributions to the book offer clear, accessible introductions to the main issues in criminology, and the book includes questions, summaries, further reading, a comprehensive glossary, and tables and diagrams throughout."--BOOK JACKET.
R. Hammersley (2008), Drugs and Crime (Polity) focus on law enforcement and
criminal justice debates; T. Bennett and K. Holloway (2005), Understanding drugs, alcohol and crime (Open University Press) and M. Simpson et al. (eds) (
Author: Rod Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
With contributions from leading academics, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology provides an authoritative collection of chapters covering the topics studied on criminology courses. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates, and includes extensive references to aid further research.
This chapter has looked at the history of drug legislation and policy and then
examined the way that Drug Treatment and ... Holloway , K ( 2005 ) Understanding drugs , alcohol and crime . Buckingham : Open University .
Bennett and Holloway give a comprehensive overview of the links between drugs
, alcohol and crime .
Author: Anthony Harvey Goodman
Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
This student text covers all aspects of working with drug and substance misusers, including the history and changes in policy on substance misuse and the differences between working with young and adult clients. Recent government initiatives and legislative changes are carefully outlined, while discussions on why people take drugs, the policy implications of harm reduction and abstinence approaches to substance use/misuse are related back to practice so that readers understand how to engage with the client group and the reasons for varying success across treatment approaches.
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Author: Bruce Taylor
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Category: Arrestee drug abuse monitoring program (ADAM)
A product of the International Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program. This analysis compares the findings from surveys of arrestees detained in 5 locations in England with those from similar surveys conducted in 5 matched locations in the U.S. The report compares several aspects of drug use in the 2 countries: urinalysis results for use of 6 types of drugs; self-reported use of 10 types of drugs; extent to which drugs are injected; extent to which arrestees had received drug treatment; extent to which arrestees wanted to receive drug treatment; drug-using "careers" (age of first drug use); and levels of legal and illegal income.
Author: Charles F. LevinthalPublish On: 2015-06-26
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.
Author: Charles F. Levinthal
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Drug abuse
For courses in Drugs and Crime, Drugs and Criminal Justice, Drugs and Society, and The Sociology of Substance Abuse Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice is a highly readable introduction to the major facts and issues concerning criminal justice and drug-taking behavior in America today. Building on sociological theory, it explores the social problems associated with drug use and the theoretical reasons for drug use and abuse. It then delves into the complex relationship between drug-taking behavior and crime. Distinctive chapters include: Understanding the Drug Problem in America (Chapter 1), Understanding the Drug Problem in Global Perspective (Chapter 2), The History of Drug Use and Drug-Control Policy (Chapter 3), Drugs and Crime (Chapter 6), Drugs and Law Enforcement (Chapter 7), and Drugs, Courts, and Correctional Systems (Chapter 8). 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.
This book covers the full breadth of medical, social and psychological approaches to drug use, while retaining focus on the one question which is seldom asked: What do drug users themselves think?
Author: Jan Keene
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Key to understanding drug misuse is an awareness of the full range of models that seek to define, explain and treat the problem. This book covers the full breadth of medical, social and psychological approaches to drug use, while retaining focus on the one question which is seldom asked: What do drug users themselves think? Based on extensive research, Understanding Drug Misuse offers comprehensive analysis of the diversity of drug-related problems, interwoven with frank – and often challenging – user perspectives. Combining theory and research evidence with extracts from the author's own interviews with drug users, this insightful text explores: ■ drug use, drug dependence and discussion of maintenance versus abstinence ■ health risks, harm minimization and public health solutions ■ social harm, social exclusion, and problems of community safety and crime ■ practice implications for harm minimization, treatment, after-care and relapse prevention With practical guidance that will inform all work directly related to drug policy or practice, Understanding Drug Misuse is an essential text for all students taking modules in substance abuse and addiction studies. It also makes fascinating and fundamental reading for specialist and generic workers in the health, social care and criminal justice professions.
Author: National Institute of Justice (U.S.)Publish On: 1993
For example , police response to domestic disputes involving the consumption of alcohol is a prime topic . ... risk factors in alcohol and drug abuse may be
especially important in understanding and preventing violence and criminal
Author: National Institute of Justice (U.S.)Publish On: 2002
Drugs, alcohol and crime: increase understanding of relationships between drugs, alcohol, and crime; identify ways to disrupt/deter drug markets and drug
sales; develop strategies to prevent or detect drug or alcohol-related crime;
Amphetamine Misuse appears at the beginning of a phase in drug history that will see changes in patterns of use which will impact society as a variety of levels: potential users; systems of health care; social control; international trade ...
Author: Hilary Klee
Publisher: CRC Press
Amphetamine Misuse appears at the beginning of a phase in drug history that will see changes in patterns of use which will impact society as a variety of levels: potential users; systems of health care; social control; international trade procedures, and even the economic bases of nations. It studies the nature of amphetamine use in different cultural settings, common features are identified and enigmas exposed. Greater international collaboration is needed if appropriate preventive measures are to be devised, and the sharing of information should be regarded as only a first step towards a more coordinated approach that includes social research within improved systems of national and international drug monitoring and communication.
The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems.
Author: James D. Orcutt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Visit our website for sample chapters!
This may mean an overall rise in the price , with the potential for more crime
taking place to pay for it . At the moment tobacco and alcohol products are
common targets during burglaries and similar crimes . That targeting will simply
switch to ...
Author: David Emmett
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
Category: Drug abuse
Understanding Drugs is a guide for any adult who works or lives with young people and is concerned about the modern drug culture. It explains the history of drug abuse, the present drug scene, slang, etc., and looks at rights and responsibilities.
In contrast to other psychoactive drugs , alcohol is generally regarded as a
beverage rather than a drug and self - induced ... if they were nondrinkers ,
become involved in accidents , absenteeism , riots , crime , mental illness or
... also predict heavy involvement in crime – and exposure to many forms of
social exclusion . There is also evidence for genetic influence , and the presence
of one or more variant genes may be risk factors for problematic drug / alcohol
Author: Andrew Parrott
This textbook provides an introduction to the action that various drugs have on the brain and behaviour providing an opportunity for learning about basic physiology. Its extensive coverage of social consequences and health implications makes it equally ideal for use in health psychology and health promotion.
If , as is appropriate , alcohol and nicotine are counted among legal drugs , the
number of addicted persons and the toll ... A recent study revealed that
Americans believe that drug abuse - more than crime or family breakdown - is the
Author: Howard John Clinebell
This book contains information on how to understand a person with alcohol, drug and Behavioral additions and how to counsel a person with these additions.