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When two dark figures collide: Evidence and discourse on drug-related crime

Stevens, Alex (2007) When two dark figures collide: Evidence and discourse on drug-related crime. Critical Social Policy, 27 (1). pp. 77-99. ISSN 1461-703X. (doi:10.1177/0261018307072208) (KAR id:29895)

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Abstract

This paper explores the socio-political construction of drug-related

policy. It has been assumed that the perceived overlap between known

of unknown offenders and drug users. This assumption has led to inflated

drug–crime link. The discourse coalition approach is used to analyse

policy since 1997. It is argued that the concept of drug-related crime

powerful groups in discursive struggle.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0261018307072208
Uncontrolled keywords: criminalization, policy, resistance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Taryn Duhig
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 11:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29895 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stevens, Alex: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4878-3871
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