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Author Kalunta-Crumpton, Anita, 1962-

Title Drugs, victims and race : the politics of drug control / Anita Kalunta-Crumpton
Published Winchester, UK : Waterside Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in North America by International Specialized Book Services (ISBS), 2006
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 160 pages)
Contents Race and the prosecution of drug offences in Crown Court Trials -- Drug use: social characteristics, policy and practice -- Drugs supply: representations in discourse, policy and practice -- Visible minority ethnic community issues in problematic drug use -- Double invisibility: the case of Italian and Portuguese problem drug use -- The drug problem as a global phenomenon -- Is there a way forward?
Summary A book that offers a fresh perspective on discourse around the 'drug problem' - in which Anita Kalunta-Crumpton explores common but frequently misleading themes concerning an aspect of criminal justice that know no racial, ethnic, gender, class, age, geographical or other barriers. She also provides an outline of UK drugs strategy from its class-oriented beginnings in the nineteenth century - through later expansion and pre-occupation with explanations based around race - up until the present day, causing her to ask: Who are the real victims of drugs, drug trafficking and drug supply? The book examines the 'drug problem' in the context of UK strategies and as a global phenomenon. Set against the backdrop of race and the politics of drug control, it looks at a range of events and issues from the supply end of the drugs chain through enforcement and court proceedings to treatment approaches re addicts and other drug users. Anita Kalunta-Crumpton also goes beyond myths, stereotypes and assumptions to look at the real life issues and social characteristics that affect the trafficking, supply and use of drugs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-154) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug abuse -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Drug control -- Great Britain.
Drug traffic -- Great Britain.
Ethnic groups -- Drug use -- Great Britain.
Minorities -- Drug use -- Great Britain
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006281675
ISBN 1281124451
1906534136 (electronic bk.)
9781906534134 (electronic bk.)