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Illicit drugs : use and control

Author: Adrian Barton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illicit drugs and their use are now, more than ever, a dominant concern of politicians, policy makers and the general public. Often, our understandings of the 'drug problem' tend to be uni-dimensional and based around particular areas of risk: drug related crime, dependency and ill-health. This book moves beyond this single issue approach and locates illicit drug use in its wider context, with chapters on: the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Barton
ISBN: 0203398211 9780203398210 9786610072675 6610072671 9780415281713 0415281717 9780415281720 0415281725
OCLC Number: 1105451320
Description: 1 online resource (186 p. :) il.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. An historical overview of the social construction of the British 'drug problem' --
3. Measuring the 'problem' : drug use in contemporary Britain --
4. The British state's legal and medical responses to illicit drug use --
5. Growth and production of illicit drugs --
6. Markets and market forces of illicit drugs --
7. Paying for illicit drugs and assessing the costs --
8. "Forget the myth we're desperados standing on street corners. This is a demand led market" --
9. "Let's get real" : contemporary directions in UK drug policy --
10. British drug policy in a European context.
Responsibility: Adrian Barton.

Abstract:

Illicit drugs and their use are now, more than ever, a dominant concern of politicians, policy makers and the general public. Often, our understandings of the 'drug problem' tend to be uni-dimensional and based around particular areas of risk: drug related crime, dependency and ill-health. This book moves beyond this single issue approach and locates illicit drug use in its wider context, with chapters on: the history of illicit drug use measuring the 'problem' legal and medical responses to illicit drug use Show more the illicit drugs market drugs, crime and trends in drug policy. Drawing information from wide-ranging sources, Adrian Barton illuminates the complex nature and broad impact illicit drug use carries in its wake and provides an overview of the contemporary state of the drug 'scene'. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers working in the area of drugs and society.

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