|Ross Coomber||University of Plymouth|
|Karen McElrath||Queen's University of Belfast|
|Fiona Measham||University of Lancaster|
|Karenza Moore||University of Lancaster|
|April 2013||208 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
- How do we understand moral panics?
- What is the relationship between drugs and violence?
- How do people's social positions influence their individual involvement in drug use?
Insightful and illuminating, this book successfully discusses drugs in social contexts. In an elegant manner, the authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions.
This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.