Drugs and Crime: Volume II - The Library of Drug Abuse and Crime (Hardback)Professor Mangai Natarajan (editor,series editor)
Hardback 510 Pages / Published: 22/03/2010
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Despite twenty years of research, it is still debated whether drug dependency leads to crime, or whether involvement in crime increases the probability of drug dependency. This is because the relationship between drugs and crime is mediated by a great many variables, including the nature of the drugs, the user's degree of dependency on drugs, the life circumstances of the user, the social conditions under which the drugs are used, the laws governing obtaining and using drugs, social tolerance of drug use, availability of drug treatment programs, and so forth. This volume covers the many ways in which drugs and crime could be related that encompass and extend beyond the simple causal link between drug dependency and crime. It also reviews the main kinds of drug-related crimes and considers research that could help viable policy interventions.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 510
Weight: 1202 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
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