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Illicit drugs : use and control

Author: Adrian Barton
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illuminates the complex nature and broad impact illicit drug use carries in its wake and provides an overview of the contemporary state of the British drug 'scene'.Essential for students and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Barton
ISBN: 0415281717 9780415281713 0415281725 9780415281720
OCLC Number: 50803457
Description: 186 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. An historical overview of the social construction of the British 'drug problem' --
3. Measuring the 'problem': drug use in contemporary Britain --
4. The British state's legal and medical responses to illicit drug use --
5. Growth and production of illicit drugs --
6. Markets and market forces of illicit drugs --
7. Paying for illicit drugs and assessing the costs --
8. 'Forget the myth we're desperados standing on street corners. This is a demand led market' --
9. 'Let's Get Real': contemporary directions in UK drug policy --
10. British drug policy in a European context.
Responsibility: Adrian Barton.
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