Drugs in America: Sociology, Economics, and Politics
This basic analysis of the drug problem in America describes the histo rical and present use of mood-altering drugs; the economics of drug tr afficking; theories of addiction; and the resulting crime, violence, a nd community deterioration. In addition, the author focuses on the eff ects of legalizing drugs and the role of law enforcement. This is an i deal text for any course discussing drug use and abuse.
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Chapter 1Historical Overview
Chapter 3Drugs and Labor
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