Stevens, Alex (2011) Sociological approaches to the study of drug use and policy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 22 (6). pp. 399-403. ISSN 0955-3959.
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Sociology has contributed much to the study of drug use and dependence, as numerous reviews can attest (e.g. Adrian, 2003; Allen, 2007; Bergeron, 2009; Faupel, Horowitz, & Weaver, 2004; Rhodes, 2009; Weinberg, 2011). However, the study of drug policy has often been left to economists, with assistance from operational researchers, public policy specialists, lawyers and psychologists (e.g. Boyum & Reuter, 2005; Caulkins, Tragler, & Wallner, 2009; Donohue, Ewing, & Peloquin, 2011; Kleiman, 2009; MacCoun & Reuter, 2001). As Peter Reuter recently stated, while economics has provided useful contributions to the analysis of the drug trade seen as a market, economists have too often failed to question or verify the – often grand – assumptions that they tend to bring to the study of these markets (Reuter, 2011).
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug use and miuse|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research|
|Depositing User:||Taryn Duhig|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jul 2012 10:15|
|Last Modified:||24 Jul 2012 10:09|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29902 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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