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Crack Cocaine, Crime, and Women
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Crack Cocaine, Crime, and Women
Legal, Social, and Treatment Issues

  • Sue Mahan - University of Central Florida, USA


August 1996 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An up-to-date consideration of women who are plagued by crack cocaine addiction, Crack Cocaine, Crime, and Women provides integral information on the legal, lifestyle, and treatment issues specific to these drug addicts. Author Sue Mahan discusses the divergent perspectives surrounding the controversial status of these women and offers insight into their tormented reality. In a clear and practical manner, Mahan examines the common patterns of crack-addicted women and the implications for policy and practice. This informative volume also addresses the tragic consequences of children born to addicted mothers and stresses the need for policies and resources that support their well-being. Crack Cocaine, Crime, and Women offers a broad and informed perspective on the problem of crack-addicted women for a wide range of urban human service professionals, including counselors, social workers, law enforcement personnel, public health professionals, women's services providers, criminal justice professionals, and advanced students preparing to work in these fields.

 
Introduction
 
CRACKWORLD
 
The Subculture
Concepts and Issues

 
 
Analysis of Interviews
 
Case Study of a `Rock Star'
 
CRIMINALIZATION OF PREGNANCY
 
The Criminalization of Pregnancy
Concepts and Issues

 
 
Analysis of Judicial Alternatives
 
Case Study of a Crack Mom
Jennifer Johnson

 
 
TREATMENT FOR WOMEN WHO ABUSE CRACK COCAINE
 
Crack Treatment
Concepts and Issues

 
 
Analysis of the Phases of Development
 
Case Study of a Treatment Program
Hope House

 

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