by Adrian Barton - £32.99 Taylor and Francis (2003)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780415281720 | ISBN 10: 0415281725
Illicit drugs and their use are now, more than ever, a dominant concern of politicians, policy makers and the general public. Often our understanding of the 'drug problem' tends to be uni-dimensional and based around particular areas of risk: risk of drug-related crime, risk of dependency, risk of ill-health. This book moves beyond this single-use 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,
- 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 of essential reading for students and researchers working in the area of drugs and society.
(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)
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