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Published: 17 May 2012

236 Pages


ISBN: 9780199697236

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Tough Choices

Risk, Security and the Criminalization of Drug Policy

Toby Seddon, Lisa Williams, and Robert Ralphs

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Examines the transformation of recent drug policy, the growing emphasis on links with crime and the integration of drug treatment within the criminal justice system
  • Explores how the strategic vision of the drug-crime 'problem' has shaped the ways in which drug-using offenders are identified, targeted and managed
  • Presents analysis of policy documents and nearly 200 interviews conducted with key players in the policy development and implementation process, from senior civil servants to drug users
  • Based on a 30-month ESRC-funded research project, 'Governing drug-related crime in the risk society'

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