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Drug-Crime Connections (Cambridge Studies in Criminology)by Trevor Bennett
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Drug-Crime Connections challenges the assumption that there is a widespread association between drug use and crime. Instead, it argues that there are many highly specific connections. Trevor Bennett and Katy Holloway draw together in a single volume a wide range of findings from a study of nearly 5,000 arrestees interviewed as part of the New English and Welsh Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (NEW-ADAM) program. They investigate specific drug-crime connections and other topics, such as gender and drugs, ethnicity and drugs, gangs, guns, drug markets, and treatment needs.
The book examines the connections between drug misuse and crime. Based on the results of nearly 5,000 interviews from the New English and Welsh Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (NEW-ADAM) program, it explores specific drug-crime connections and sometimes ignored topics such as gender, ethnicity, gangs, guns, drug markets, and treatment needs.
The book presents up-to-date research that explores the various connections between drug misuse and crime.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Background; 2. Research methods; Part II. Drug Misuse among Criminals: 3. Drug misuse among arrestees; 4. Drugs and health; Part III. Drug-Crime Affinities: 5. Drugs and crime; 6. Disaggregating the drugs-crime relationship; 7. Multiple drug use and crime; 8. Usersâ€™perceptions of the drugs-crime link; Part IV. Special Topics: 9. Gender, drugs, and crime; 10. Ethnicity, drugs, and crime; 11. Gangs and gang members; 12. Gun possession and use; 13. Drug markets; 14. Assisted desistance and treatment needs; 15. International comparisons; Part V. Conclusions: 16. Conclusions.
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