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Author: Charles E. Faupel

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ISBN: OCLC:1089291469

Category: Drug abuse

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L. Ellis (1985) 'Religiosity and Criminality: Evidence and Explanation of Complex Relationships', Sociological ... C.E. Faupel, A.M. Horowitz and G.S. Weaver (2004) The Sociology of American Drug Use (New York: McGraw Hill).

Author: M. Shiner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230244436

Category: Political Science

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This book locates the rise of illicit drug use within the historical development of late industrial society and challenges the prevailing view. Highlighting key areas of continuity and the on-going value of classic criminological theory, it is argued that recent trends do not constitute the radical departure that is often supposed.
2009-06-25 By M. Shiner

The Sociology of American Drug Use. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Feinberg, Joel. “Harm to Others—a Rejoinder.” Criminal Justice Ethics 5 (1986): 16–29. ———. Harm to Self: The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law.

Author: Rob Lovering

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137528681

Category: Philosophy

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Why does American law allow the recreational use of some drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, but not others, such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin? The answer lies not simply in the harm the use of these drugs might cause, but in the perceived morality—or lack thereof—of their recreational use. Despite strong rhetoric from moral critics of recreational drug use, however, it is surprisingly difficult to discern the reasons they have for deeming the recreational use of (some) drugs morally wrong. In this book, Rob Lovering lays out and dissects various arguments for the immorality of using marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs recreationally. He contends that, by and large, these arguments do not succeed. Lovering’s book represents one of the first works to systematically present, analyze, and critique arguments for the moral wrongness of recreational drug use. Given this, as well as the popularity of the morality-based defense of the United States’ drug laws, this book is an important and timely contribution to the debate on the recreational use of drugs.
2015-08-12 By Rob Lovering

Those who use conflict theory to study drug addiction tend to focus on poorer, inner-city communities with high rates of ... Sociologists also study subcultures of drug users to understand the social organization of drug use and abuse.

Author: Wilbur R. Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412988780

Category: History

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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.
2012-07-20 By Wilbur R. Miller

Higher rates of crack and heroin use exist in urban areas because meaningful economic opportunities do not exist, and residents feel ... Reckkoning: Drugs, the Cities, and the American Future. ... The Sociology of American Drug Use.

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695961

Category: Political Science

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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades
2014-12-16 By Nancy E. Marion

Charles Faupel, Alan Horowitz, and Greg Weaver, The Sociology of American Drug Use (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004), p. 125. Erich Goode, Drugs in American Society, 7th edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007). Angela Gover, “Risky Lifestyles ...

Author: Robert Regoli

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763764340

Category: Law

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Delinquency in Society, Eighth Edition provides a systematic introduction to the study of juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, and status offending youths. This text examines the theories of juvenile crimes and the social context of delinquency including the relevance of families, schools, and peer groups. Reorganized and thoroughly updated to reflect the most current trends and developments in juvenile delinquency, the Eighth Edition includes discussions of the history, institutional context, and societal reactions to delinquent behavior. Delinquency prevention programs and basic coverage of delinquency as it relates to the criminal justice system are also included to add context and support student comprehension.
2010 By Robert Regoli

Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Substance Abuse: The Nation's Number One Health Problem (Princeton, ... Charles Faupel, Alan Horowitz, and Greg Weaver, The Sociology of American Drug Use (New York: McGraw—Hill, 2004), p. 125.

Author: Robert M. Regoli

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449645496

Category: Law

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A Thoroughly Revised and Updated Ninth Edition of the Leading Text in the Field Delinquency in Society is a balanced and up-to-date examination of the historical, social, and theoretical contexts of delinquency. A comprehensive and systematic overview of juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, and status-offending youths, the text includes an overview of critical theories on delinquency and juvenile crime as well as a review of historical and institutional responses to delinquency. Clear, accessible language, a student-friendly approach, and fully updated research make the text suitable for students in undergraduate and graduate criminology and sociology programs. The text’s focus on interdisciplinary analysis encourages student critical thinking and connection-building. The revised and updated ninth edition includes new sections on gender and violence, biological and biosocial theories of violence, gang violence, and an expanded discussion of bullying in schools, zero-tolerance policies, and reducing school risk factors for bullying. The ninth edition incorporates the most current statistics and research and includes case studies and discussion questions to prompt student engagement and self-directed study. Long considered the best and most accessible text available on delinquency, Delinquency in Society is the most thoroughly and accurately researched delinquency text on the market and is a superb reference for students at all stages of their academic careers. The revised and updated ninth edition includes: • A full ancillary suite of instructor support materials, including PowerPoint lecture outlines, an Image Bank, and a Test Bank • Full student access to the companion website, which features a variety of interactive and engaging study tools (included in the price of a new print textbook) • A balanced, apolitical approach that prompts student engagement, discussion, and critical thinking • The most current research across multiple related fields, including psychology, psychiatry, and public health • New, up-to-date content, including new box features throughout that provide further insight into contemporary issues • A student-friendly approach designed to engage students and encourage exploration and self-directed study
2012-12-28 By Robert M. Regoli

Sociologists have attributed this outlook to the “symbolic significance” of drug use wherein substances' prohibited status ... C.E., Horowitz, A.M., and Weaver, G.S., The Sociology of American Drug Use, McGraw Hill, New York, 2004.

Author: J. Mitchell Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135455446

Category: Reference

Page: 1976

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This three-volume work offers a comprehensive review of the pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices that comprise criminology and criminal justice. No longer just a subtopic of sociology, criminology has become an independent academic field of study that incorporates scholarship from numerous disciplines including psychology, political science, behavioral science, law, economics, public health, family studies, social work, and many others. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Criminology presents the latest research as well as the traditional topics which reflect the field's multidisciplinary nature in a single, authoritative reference work. More than 525 alphabetically arranged entries by the leading authorities in the discipline comprise this definitive, international resource. The pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices of the field are addressed with an emphasis on comparative criminology and criminal justice. While the primary focus of the work is on American criminology and contemporary criminal justice in the United States, extensive global coverage of other nations' justice systems is included, and the increasing international nature of crime is explored thoroughly. Providing the most up-to-date scholarship in addition to the traditional theories on criminology, the Encyclopedia of Criminology is the essential one-stop reference for students and scholars alike to explore the broad expanse of this multidisciplinary field.
2013-12-17 By J. Mitchell Miller

As implied by Goode (2011), future drug use theorizing needs to address the vital elements of availability relative to opportunity ... 20 Drug Abuse, Addiction, and Crime A Cell to Society ... American Sociological Review, 44, 636–655.

Author: Kevin M. Beaver

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483311760

Category: Social Science

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The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality takes a contemporary approach to address the sociological and the biological positions of human behavior by allowing preeminent scholars in criminology to speak to the effects of each on a range of topics. Kevin M. Beaver, J.C. Barnes, and Brian B. Boutwell aim to facilitate an open and honest debate between the more traditional criminologists who focus primarily on environmental factors and contemporary biosocial criminologists who examine the interplay between biology/genetics and environmental factors.
2014-01-31 By Kevin M. Beaver

SEE ALSO: Pharmacy and Crime; Prescription Drug Use; Public Health and Crime; Treatment Programs. ... Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ... The sociology of American drug use.

Author: Wesley G. Jennings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118519714

Category: Social Science

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The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment provides the most comprehensive reference for a vast number of topics relevant to crime and punishment with a unique focus on the multi/interdisciplinary and international aspects of these topics and historical perspectives on crime and punishment around the world. Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2016 Comprising nearly 300 entries, this invaluable reference resource serves as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging resource on crime and punishment Offers a global perspective from an international team of leading scholars, including coverage of the strong and rapidly growing body of work on criminology in Europe, Asia, and other areas Acknowledges the overlap of criminology and criminal justice with a number of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, epidemiology, history, economics, and public health, and law Entry topics are organized around 12 core substantive areas: international aspects, multi/interdisciplinary aspects, crime types, corrections, policing, law and justice, research methods, criminological theory, correlates of crime, organizations and institutions (U.S.), victimology, and special populations Organized, authored and Edited by leading scholars, all of whom come to the project with exemplary track records and international standing 3 Volumes www.crimeandpunishmentencyclopedia.com
2016-01-19 By Wesley G. Jennings