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Controlling Illegal Drugs: A Comparative Study

Controlling Illegal Drugs: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

Sandro Segre
January 31, 2004

This study presents and compares the drug policies in use in the United States, Sweden, and Italy to limit the use and abuse of substances such as marijuana, hashish, cocaine, heroin, and amphetamines. It also focuses on attempts to suppress the traffic in these drugs.A primary objective of Segre's...

The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic

The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic

2nd Edition

David J Rothman
October 31, 2002

This is a masterful effort to recognize and place the prison and asylums in their social contexts. Rothman shows that the complexity of their history can be unraveled and usefully interpreted. By identifying the salient influences that converged in the tumultuous 1820s and 1830s that led to a...

Conscience and Convenience: The Asylum and Its Alternatives in Progressive America

Conscience and Convenience: The Asylum and Its Alternatives in Progressive America

2nd Edition

Seymour Lipset
October 31, 2002

Conscience and Convenience was quickly recognized for its masterly depiction and interpretation of a major period of reform history. This history begins in a social context in which treatment and rehabilitation were emerging as predominant after America's prisons and asylums had been broadly...

Criminal Circumstance: A Dynamic Multi-Contextual Criminal Opportunity Theory

Criminal Circumstance: A Dynamic Multi-Contextual Criminal Opportunity Theory

1st Edition

Kenneth Land
April 30, 2002

The main objective of this book is to propose an alternative criminal opportunity theory. The authors build upon social control and routine activities to develop a dynamic, multi-contextual criminal opportunity theory. Emphasizing the importance of contextual explanations of criminal acts, they...

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