Download or read book The Cocaine Wars written by Dorothy May Mercer and published by Mercer Publ & Ministrs Inc. This book was released on 2011-11 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book New Approaches to Drug Policies written by Jonathan D. Rosen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-07-27 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The US-led war on drugs has failed: drugs remain purer, cheaper and more readily available than ever. Extreme levels of violence have also grown as drug traffickers and organized criminals compete for control of territory. This book points towards a number of crucial challenges, policy solutions and alternatives to the current drug strategies.
Download or read book Iranian and Hezbollah Hybrid Warfare Activities written by Dave Dilegge and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2016-11-07 with total page 780 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology covers Small Wars Journal writings on Iranian and Hezbollah hybrid warfare activities around the world. Writings date from 2007 to 2015, including coverage on the nuclear deal, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) and Qods Force global movements, and Hezbollah’s expanding influence as Iran’s proxy. This anthology is meant to support the U.S. security debate on a post-nuclear deal Iran and an increasing Hezbollah presence in Middle East affairs as well as Latin America. This volume is composed of sixty chapters divided into four sections on Iran’s military capabilities and nuclear ambitions, Hezbollah’s global operations, Iranian and Hezbollah influence in Middle Eastern security affairs and their activities in Latin America. Also included is a foreword by Jason Rivera, an afterword by Dr. Luis Fleischman, a postscript by Dr. John P. Sullivan, an acronym listing, chapter notes, suggested readings following each section, and short biographies of the fifty-three contributors showcased in this work.
Download or read book Drug Use and Drug Policy written by Marilyn D. McShane and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1997 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The articles in this collection provide an overview of the research and writing on this topic between 1991 and 1995.
Download or read book Social Science of the Syringe written by Nicole Vitellone and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses the history of harm reduction. It evaluates the consequences and constraints, stakes and costs of the policy of needle exchange for the purposes of harm prevention and health research. Vitellone situates the syringe at the centre of empirical research and theoretical analysis, challenging existing accounts of drug injecting which treat the syringe as a dead device that simply facilitates social action between humans. Instead, this book complicates the relationship between human and object – injecting drug user and syringe – to ask what happens if we see the object as an intra-active part of the sociality that constitutes injecting practices. And what kinds of methods are required to generate a social science of the syringe that is able to measure injecting sociality? Social Science of the Syringe develops material methodologies and epistemologies of injecting drug use to enact the syringe as an object of intellectual inquiry. It draws on the methodologies of social anthropology, Actor-Network-Theory, Deleuze’s empiricism and new feminist materialism to move towards materially-engaged knowledge production. This interdisciplinary approach improves understandings of the causes and effects of injecting behaviour and the problem of needle sharing, as well as providing a more robust empirical framework to evaluate the motivations and consequences of drug use and drug policy. This book will appeal to researchers and students interested in the sociology of health and illness, STS, Actor-Network Theory, empirical sociology, medical anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, addiction theory and harm reduction.
Download or read book Remixing the Civil War written by Thomas J. Brown and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2011-11-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection continues the conversation Warren began fifty years ago, although taking it in unorthodox and challenging directions, to offer fresh and stimulating perspectives on the war’s presence in the collective imagination of the nation.
Download or read book Drug War Politics written by Eva Bertram and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1996-07-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why have our drug wars failed and how might we turn things around? Ask the authors of this hardhitting exposè of U.S. efforts to fight drug trafficking and abuse. In a bold analysis of a century's worth of policy failure, Drug War Politics turns on its head many familiar bromides about drug politics. It demonstrates how, instead of learning from our failures, we duplicate and reinforce them in the same flawed policies. The authors examine the "politics of denial" that has led to this catastrophic predicament and propose a basis for a realistic and desperately needed solution. Domestic and foreign drug wars have consistently fallen short because they are based on a flawed model of force and punishment, the authors show. The failure of these misguided solutions has led to harsher get-tough policies, debilitating cycles of more force and punishment, and a drug problem that continues to escalate. On the foreign policy front, billions of dollars have been wasted, corruption has mushroomed, and human rights undermined in Latin America and across the globe. Yet cheap drugs still flow abundantly across our borders. At home, more money than ever is spent on law enforcement, and an unprecedented number of people—disproportionately minorities—are incarcerated. But drug abuse and addiction persist. The authors outline the political struggles that help create and sustain the current punitive approach. They probe the workings of Washington politics, demonstrating how presidential and congressional "out-toughing" tactics create a logic of escalation while the criticisms and alternatives of reformers are sidelined or silenced. Critical of both the punitive model and the legalization approach, Drug War Politics calls for a bold new public health approach, one that frames the drug problem as a public health—not a criminal—concern. The authors argue that only by situating drug issues in the context of our fundamental institutions—the family, neighborhoods, and schools—can we hope to provide viable treatment, prevention, and law enforcement. In its comprehensive investigation of our long, futile battle with drugs and its original argument for fundamental change, this book is essential for every concerned citizen.
Download or read book The Police in a Free Society Safeguarding Rights While Enforcing the Law written by Todd Douglas and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-09-15 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An unprecedented look at the evolution of American police from filling their intended role as peacekeepers and guardians of citizen rights to calling themselves—and acting primarily as—"law enforcement officers." • Reveals realities and myths about the police in America, their role in our society, and what can—and can't—be done to improve relations and public confidence in our police • Provides an unbiased examination that presents BOTH sides of the issues and represents the perspectives and responsibilities of the police alongside those of the citizens they serve • Enables readers to see the evolution of police over time and grasp the various positions in the debate about the proper role of police in modern society • Presents solutions to the widespread problem of eroding respect for police agencies, discussing the issue in the broader context of how government and culture play key roles in ensuring that police agencies are competent and trustworthy
Download or read book Drug Use and Abuse A Comprehensive Introduction written by Howard Abadinsky and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2017-02-21 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Updated to include the latest data and research, Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition, delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary examination of all aspects of drug and alcohol use and misuse. The text draws from the disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available. The author explores the history of drugs, their impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the criminal justice system response, the illegal drug business, law enforcement, and theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Other topics include the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, synthetic substances, the use of stimulants to treat PTSD and ADD, the pharmacology and controversies surrounding marijuana, and United States and global drug policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Download or read book Crime Control Politics and Policy written by Peter J. Benekos and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book reviews concepts, information and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. The chapters summarize developments in public policy and crime control, and interweave themes central to the discussion: the impact of ideology, the role of the media, and the politicization of crime and criminal justice.
Download or read book Should Drugs Be Legalized written by Ted Gottfried and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a history of drug use and abuse, presents cases for legalization, decriminalization, and other drug policy reforms, as well as the case for strengthening existing drug policy, and examines policies in other countries.
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Download or read book Delinquency in Society written by Regoli and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. This book was released on 2016-08-15 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Delinquency in Society, Tenth Edition provides a comprehensive and systematic overview of juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, and status-offending youths.
Download or read book The Ruse of Repair written by Patricia Stuelke and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-13 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1990s, literary and queer studies scholars have eschewed Marxist and Foucauldian critique and hailed the reparative mode of criticism as a more humane and humble way of approaching literature and culture. The reparative turn has traveled far beyond the academy, influencing how people imagine justice, solidarity, and social change. In The Ruse of Repair, Patricia Stuelke locates the reparative turn's hidden history in the failed struggle against US empire and neoliberal capitalism in the 1970s and 1980s. She shows how feminist, antiracist, and anti-imperialist liberation movements' visions of connection across difference, practices of self care, and other reparative modes of artistic and cultural production have unintentionally reinforced forms of neoliberal governance. At the same time, the US government and military, universities, and other institutions have appropriated and depoliticized these same techniques to sidestep addressing structural racism and imperialism in more substantive ways. In tracing the reparative turn's complicated and fraught genealogy, Stuelke questions reparative criticism's efficacy in ways that will prompt critics to reevaluate their own reading practices.
Download or read book Criminology written by Gennaro F. Vito and published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. This book was released on 2006 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across America, crime is a consistent public concern. The authors have produced a comprehensive work on major criminological theories, combining classical criminology with new topics, such as Internet crime and terrorism. The text also focuses on how criminology shapes public policy.
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Download or read book The Drug Legalization Debate written by James A. Inciardi and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 1999-08-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Retaining the focus and the spirit of the acclaimed First Edition, The Drug Legalization Debate, Second Edition, addresses the major issues involved in the continuing drug legalization debate - including deterrence, treatment, education, and prevention. It also examines drug use trends at the end of the millennium, the use of cannabis as a wonder drug and a look at whether legalizing drugs would really reduce violent crime.