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The American Drug Scene: Readings in a Global Context, Paperback, 7 Edition by Inciardi, Edited by James A.


Paperback: 7 Edition

Publication Date: 2014-07-14
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Paperback : 576 pages
Edition: 7 Edition
Author: Inciardi, Edited by James A.
ISBN-10: 0199362084
ISBN-13: 9780199362080

Product Description Now in its seventh edition, The American Drug Scene, edited by James A. Inciardi and Karen McElrath, is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. Offering a unique focus on the social contexts in which drug usage, drug-related problems, and drug policies occur, it presents theoretical and descriptive material drawn from both ethnographic and quantitative sources. Review "The topics covered are timely, and the authors represent a variety of perspectives and viewpoints. This is a great text for helping students discover how they view drug use in society. The book gives them the tools to develop their views without telling them what to think."--Amanda Reiman, University of California, Berkeley "The introductions provide a useful overview and framing through which to read the research itself. There is a lot of qualitative/ethnographic work, which is engaging for students. The articles often challenge students' stereotypes and resist simple solutions or answers."--Andrea Leverentz, University of Massachusetts, Boston About the Author James A. Inciardi was Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. Karen McElrath is Professor of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University.

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