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Policing Drugs

1st Edition

By Karim Murji


196 pages

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First published in 1998, this influential volume develops previous research by the author and explores issues and solutions regarding the roles of law enforcement, drug referral and official and media reactions. Section one analyzes the rationale for drug enforcement and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of four main approaches. It looks at the pressure on the police to take action in local drugs markets, particularly within a context where the police emphasize their responsiveness to public demands in a more "consumerist" age. Section two examines welfarist policies directed towards drug users and minor drug offenders. Section 3 focuses on the media and coverage of crack-cocaine and ecstasy in the 1990s - particularly where these have been based upon police briefings and reports.

Table of Contents

1. Law Enforcement. 2. Drug Referral. 3. Official and Media Reactions.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General