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Drugs and Crime
Evaluating Public Policy Initiatives

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March 1994 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Addressing critical areas of drug control and system improvement, this book provides a comprehensive examination of policy relevant research. Leading experts explore major problems related to drug trafficking and use, focusing on important policy initiatives. Each chapter discusses a specific problem area, the policies designed to address it, research on the effectiveness of those policies, and the policy implications of the research.
 
PART ONE: BACKGROUND ISSUES
Doris Layton MacKenzie
Drug Control and System Improvement
Evaluating the Success of Public Policies

 
Albert J Reiss Jr
Doing Evaluations in Policy Research
Implications for Drug Control Initiatives

 
Yih-Ing Hser, Douglas Longshore and M Douglas Anglin
Prevalence of Drug Use Among Criminal Offender Populations
Implications for Control, Treatment and Policy

 
Malcolm W Klein and Cheryl Lee Maxson
Gangs and Crack Cocaine Trafficking
 
PART TWO: POLICE INITIATIVES
David Weisburd and Lorraine Green
Defining the Street Level Drug Market
The Jersey City DMAP System

 
Craig D Uchida and Brian Forst
Controlling Street-Level Drug Trafficking
Professional and Community Policing Approaches

 
Robert E Worden, Timothy S Bynum and James Frank
Police Crackdowns on Drug Abuse and Trafficking
Michele Sviridoff and Sally T Hillsman
Assessing the Community Effects of Tactical Narcotics Teams
Wesley G Skogan and Sampson O Annan
Drugs and Public Housing
Toward an Effective Police Response

 
 
PART THREE: JUDICIAL, CORRECTIONAL AND TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES
Joan E Jacoby and Heike P Gramckow
Prosecuting Drug Offenders
John R Hepburn
Classifying Drug Offenders for Treatment
Jeffery A Fagan
Do Criminal Sanctions Deter Drug Crimes?
Doris Layton MacKenzie
Shock Incarceration as an Alternative for Drug Offenders
Susan Turner, Joan Petersilia and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes
The Implementation and Effectiveness of Drug Testing in Community Supervision
Results of an Experimental Evaluation

 
Elizabeth Piper Deschenes and Peter W Greenwood
Treating the Juvenile Drug Offender
 
EPILOGUE
Doris Layton MacKenzie
Drug Policy Initiatives
The Next 25 Years

 

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ISBN: 9780803944572
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