Drugs In American Society

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McGraw-Hill College, 1999 - Law - 481 pages
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The new edition of this well-respected brief text probes the drug phenomenon in all its social, cultural and legal complexity. It covers the full range of psychoactive drug use, from legal medical and prescription use to criminal, recreational use, from casual use to addiction. As in previous editions, Goode remains unique in his emphasis on the sociological perspective, explaining the drug phenomenon using sociological concepts supported by recent data from a wide range of sources. Drugs in American Society, 5/e provides the most balanced and up-to-date investigation of drug use available.

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Contents

Prologue
1
POTENTIAL VERSUS REALLIFE EFFECTS
7
A DOZEN PRINCIPLES OF CLEAR THINKING ABOUT DRUGS
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Copyright

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Erich Goode received his undergraduate education at Oberlin College and his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia, New York University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He is currently Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Stony Brook. His areas of specialization are drug use, deviant behavior, criminology, and collective behavior. Professor Goode is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.