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Drugs, Crime and Public Health

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Drugs, Crime and Public Health provides an accessible but critical discussion of recent policy on illicit drugs. Using a comparative approach - centred on the UK, but with insights and complementary data gathered from the USA and other countries - it discusses theoretical perspectives and provides new empirical evidence which challenges prevalent ways of thinking about illicit drugs. It argues that problematic drug use can only be understood in the social context in which it takes place, a context which it shares with other problems of crime and public health. The book demonstrates the social and spatial overlap of these problems, examining the focus of contemporary drug policy on crime reduction. This focus, contends Alex Stevens, has made it less, rather than more, likely that long-term solutions will be produced for drugs, crime and health inequalities. Stevens concludes, through examining competing visions for the future of drug policy, with an argument for social solutions to these social problems.

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Author(s):
Alex Stevens
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415610672
ISBN-13:
9780415610674
Number of pages:
201
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Drugs, Crime and Public Health: The Political Economy of Drug Policy

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Drugs, Crime and Public Health provides an accessible but critical discussion of recent policy on illicit drugs. Using a comparative approach - centred on the UK, but with insights and complementary data gathered from the USA and other countries - it discusses theoretical perspectives and provides new empirical evidence which challenges prevalent ways of thinking about illicit drugs. It argues that problematic drug use can only be understood in the social context in which it takes place, a context which it shares with other problems of crime and public health. The book demonstrates the social and spatial overlap of these problems, examining the focus of contemporary drug policy on crime reduction. This focus, contends Alex Stevens, has made it less, rather than more, likely that long-term solutions will be produced for drugs, crime and health inequalities. Stevens concludes, through examining competing visions for the future of drug policy, with an argument for social solutions to these social problems.

Author(s):
Alex Stevens
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415610672
ISBN-13:
9780415610674
Number of pages:
201
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Drugs, Crime and Public Health: The Political Economy of Drug Policy

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