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Author Grapendaal, M.

Title A world of opportunities : life-style and economic behavior of heroin addicts in Amsterdam / Martin Grapendaal, Ed Leuw, Hans Nelen
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1995]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.2930949235 Gra/Woo  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 240 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Series SUNY series in new social studies on alcohol and drugs
SUNY series in new social studies on alcohol and drugs.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction. Goals and Research Questions. The Drug-Political Context -- Ch. 2. The Connection Between Drug Use and Crime: Facts and Explanations. Empirical Connection Between Drug Use and Crime. Explanations -- Ch. 3. Careers in Deviancy and Drugs. Starting to Use Hard Drugs. Course of a Drug Career. Continuity of criminal patterns in life histories -- Ch. 4. The Amsterdam Drug Scene. The Drug Scene in Amsterdam's Inner City. Actors in the Scene and Their Mutual Relationships -- Ch. 5. Income Acquisition. Ways of Acquiring Income. A Quantitative Picture of Income. The Figures for Amsterdam Compared with Other Studies. An Economic Typology -- Ch. 6. Spending and Drug Use. Spending. Drug Use. The Functions of the Different Drugs in the Scene. Patterns of Use -- Ch. 7. Methadone Maintenance, Illegal Drug Use, and Acquisitive Crime. Methadone Maintenance Programs and Crime: The Theory. Methadone Maintenance Programs in Amsterdam. Methadone Use and the Use of Illegal Drugs
The Distribution of Methadone and Crime. The Distribution of Methadone and the Economic Typology -- Ch. 8. Conclusions, Theoretical Implications, and Possible Policy Consequences. The Most Important Results. The Relationship Between Drug Use and Crime. Possible Policy Consequences -- Epilogue: Some Considerations for the International Prohibitionistic Policy Perspective
Analysis Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Drug addicts
Notes Bibliography: p225-235. Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Subject Drug abuse surveys -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Drug addicts -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Drug control -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Heroin abuse -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Social conditions.
Author Leuw, Ed.
Nelen, J. M.
LC no. 94000815
ISBN 0791422410