Use and ControlBook - 2011
& Francis Publishing
Illicit drugs and their use are a dominant concern of politicians, policy makers and the general public. As such, this second edition of the popular Illicit Drugs: Use and Control provides a timely, up-to-date discussion of the key issues raised in the first edition, whilst also providing new chapters which address:
- Class, gender and race
- The geo-politics of illicit drug production and distribution
- Britain’s drug use within a global context
Drawing information from wide-ranging sources, Adrian Barton illuminates the complex nature and broad impact illicit drug use carries in its wake and provides an overview of the contemporary state of the drug 'scene'.
This accessible book, with its inclusion of new pedagogical features, will be essential reading for students and researchers working in the area of drugs and society.
The second edition of this survey of the illicit drug situation in Britain is updated to reflect changes in substances, methodologies and policies in the seven years since its original publication. Aiming to provide the reader with an overview of the state of drug use, trafficking and interdiction in England today, the work examines such topics as drug manufacturing and smuggling processes, market forces and demand, public health and drug use, and public policy and policing. Each chapter includes recommendations for selected further reading as well as discussion or review questions. Barton is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Plymouth. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)