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Published: 14 July 2014

576 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199362080

Bookseller Code (04)

The American Drug Scene

Readings in a Global Context

Seventh Edition

Edited by James A. Inciardi and Karen McElrath

Now in its seventh edition, The American Drug Scene, edited by James A. Inciardi and Karen McElrath, is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. Offering a unique focus on the social contexts in which drug usage, drug-related problems, and drug policies occur, it presents theoretical and descriptive material drawn from both ethnographic and quantitative sources.

New to this Edition:

  • A new structure, sections, and introductions to sections
  • A general revised introduction
  • Thirty-two new articles
  • A new focus on drug use and policies in countries outside of the U.S.

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