CAHSS Faculty Books and Book Chapters

African Americans, Crack, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Title

African Americans, Crack, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Department

Department of Justice and Human Services

Book Title

The American Drug Scene: An Anthology

Description

Inciardi and McElrath's popular anthology is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. The editors focus on the social contexts in which drug usage, drug-related problems, and drug policies occur.
The American Drug Scene covers all major areas as well as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Other topics include gender and addiction, sexual identity and drug use, the symbolic meaning of drug taking, drug treatment and recovery without treatment, the relationship between drugs and violence, cross-cultural research into drug use, and policy issues. The fifth edition includes thirteen new articles that address such topics as gender and "binge" drinking; cross-cultural research into marijuana use; crystal methamphetamine use among gay men; perceptions of risk and MDMA/Ecstasy; ADHD and Ritalin; gender and drug treatment; OxyContin and crime; and a discussion of safe injection facilities.

ISBN

978-0195332469

Publication Date

5-25-2007

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

First Page

214

Last Page

224

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Comments

James A. Inciardi (Editor), Karen McElrath (Editor)