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Drugs and Crime
Evaluating Public Policy Initiatives

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Drugs & Crime

January 1994 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Choose Drugs and Crime when you want a critical overview of public policy issues on law enforcement and regulation: It focuses on major policy initiatives and the implications of research conducted on their effectiveness. The evaluations of policy results are practical and focus on verifiable results." --The Midwest Book Review Addressing critical areas of drug control and system improvement, Drugs and Crime provides a clear and comprehensive examination of policy relevant research. Editors, MacKenzie and Uchida enlist outstanding experts in the field to produce a volume that explores the major problems related to drug trafficking and use. Each chapter focuses on a major policy initiative and discusses the problem area, policies designed to address the problem, research on the effectiveness of the policies, and policy implications of the research. Just how effective is the criminal justice system in its response to drug use by children and adolescents, prison overcrowding, backlog in the courts, increased criminal activity, youths in the drug distribution system, and serious illnesses such as AIDS? Policymakers, scholars, practitioners, and students will find the "what we know" and "what we need to know" presentations in Drugs and Crime a most unique and appealing addition to the literature and a valuable resource in the continuing effort to understand the complex relationship between drug use and crime.

 
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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