Crime, Drugs and Social Theory: A Phenomenological Approach

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - 148 pagine
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Do criminal cultures lead to drug use? This book examines the nature and extent of the relationship between urban deprivation, drug misuse and crime. Its purpose is to establish a causal link between drugs and crime that can be used to justify a policy approach towards drug users that is ultimately coercive. Adopting an innovative phenomenological perspective to explore this relationship - the author explores how people develop natural attitudes towards what goes on in the social worlds they inhabit and the type of circumstances in which people deviate from their 'natural attitude' and their resistance to involvement in 'what goes on'. The book synthesizes and adds to existing knowledge about this relationship and helps to explain the limitations of current policies to tackle the links between these areas. It will be of interest to academics and students in criminology, urban studies, social theory and social policy more generally.
 

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Indice

Crime Drugs and Social Research
17
Crime Drugs and Social Theory
33
Being and Crime and Drugs
55
Natural Attitudes Towards Recreational Crime and Drugs
69
Becoming a Problematic Drug User
85
Criminological Consequences of Becoming a Problematic
101
Chapter? Confrontations with theSoiled Self
113
Conclusions
125
Bibliography
131
Index
143
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Chris Allen is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Chris is the author of 30 articles in peer-reviewed social science journals since 1997 as well as 22 research reports, 20 articles in the national and professional media and 2 commercially published books.

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