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Crack Epidemic

  • By: Deonna S. Turner
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Crack epidemic refers to the significant increase in the use of crack cocaine in the United States during the early 1980s. Crack cocaine was popularized because of its affordability; its immediate euphoric effect, which helped individuals escape their social ...

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