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Drug-Crime Connections

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  • Date Published: September 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521687140

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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.

    • Brings together in one volume the results of a national survey of a large sample of arrestees in the UK exploring drug use and crime
    • Investigates less-common themes in drug-crime connections, such as multiple drug use, gender, ethnicity, and gun possession
    • Each chapter begins with an up-to-date review of the topic's literature, followed by a summary of results
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    “Trevor Bennett and Katy Holloway have made a major contribution to our understanding of the complex relationship between drugs and crime—one of the most important and perplexing issues to confront criminology in recent decades. Drug-Crime Connections is more than a ‘must read’; it belongs on the book shelves of drugs researchers and policymakers worldwide who will consult it frequently for its balanced and measured assessment of the evidence.” -Richard Wright, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521687140
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 84 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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. Users' 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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Drugs and Crime
    • Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
    • Everyday Materials
  • Authors

    Trevor Bennett, University of Glamorgan
    Dr. Trevor Bennett is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Glamorgan. He has published widely in the area of drug use and crime, most recently as co-author of Understanding Drugs, Alcohol and Crime (2005) with Katy Holloway and as a contributor to Substance Use and Misuse, the British Journal of Criminology and the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

    Katy Holloway, University of Glamorgan
    Dr. Katy Holloway is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Criminology, University of Glamorgan. She is also a Lecturer on the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice program. She has published widely in the area of drug use and crime, most recently as co-author of Understanding Drugs, Alcohol and Crime (2005) with Trevor Bennett and as a contributor to Substance Use and Misuse, the British Journal of Criminology and the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

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