Understanding Drugs, Alcohol And Crime

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Apr 1, 2005 - Social Science - 180 pages
The book provides a succinct overview of current theory and research on the links between drugs, alcohol use and crime. It discusses the legal and social context of drug and alcohol use and identifies current levels of consumption. Focusing on the UK context, it also takes into account international research where appropriate.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 The nature of the problem
1
from defining to reducing harm
15
Chapter 03 Extent of drug misuse
36
Chapter 04 Types of drug misuse
56
Chapter 05 Explaining the drugscrime connection
74
just coincidence?
93
more than coincidence?
111
Chapter 08 The effectiveness of interventions
127
Chapter 09 The nature of the solution
147
References
159
Index
174
Back cover
185
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Trevor Bennett and Katy Holloway are both based at the University of Glamorgan.

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