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Illicit drugs : use and control

Illicit drugs : use and control

Author: Adrian Barton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: LA pamphlet, no.5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barton, Adrian.
Illicit drugs.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
(DLC) 2002151948
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 9781134461134 1134461135 9781134461080 1134461089 9781134461127 1134461127 0948317078 9780948317071 1280072679 9781280072673
OCLC Number: 56035603
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (186 pages) : illustrations
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.
Series Title: LA pamphlet, no.5.
Responsibility: Adrian Barton.
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Drawing information from a wide-range of sources, Adrian Barton illuminates the complex nature and broad impact illicit drug use has, and provides an overview of the contemporary state of the drug  Read more...


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