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Drugs, crime, and justice / Steven Belenko, Cassia Spohn.

Belenko, Steven R. (Author). Spohn, Cassia, (author.).


Drugs, Crime, and Justice is an engaging, yet comprehensive, analysis of the interrelationships among drug use/abuse, crime, and justice. The first four chapters introduce readers to the interrelationships between drugs and crime, while the second later chapters provide readers with an overview of historical and contemporary policies, as well as a comprehensive review of research on policing drug markets, arresting drug offenders, and prosecution and sentencing of drug offenders in state and federal courts. Steven Belenko and Cassia Spohn also examine and assess the impact of the war on drugs and conclude with a discussion of recent policy changes such as drug courts and reform/repeal of mandatory minimum sentences and an examination of new and emerging drug policies in the 21st Century. -- from the publisher.

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  • ISBN: 1452277087
  • ISBN: 9781452277080
  • Physical Description: xv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Drugs, crime, and the justice system: Overview -- Psychoactive drugs and drug use/abuse -- Theories of drug use and abuse -- Drug abuse and crime -- The war on drugs: Historical and contemporary perspectives -- Policing drugs: The costs and benefits of law enforcement strategies -- Prosecuting drug offenders in state and federal courts -- Sentencing drug offenders -- The impact of the war on drugs -- Drugs, crime, and justice in the 21st century.
Subject: Drug abuse and crime > United States.
Drug control > United States.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HV 5825 .B45 2015 30775305525397 General Collection Available -

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