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“Glenn D. Walter's short book Drugs and Crime in Lifestyle Perspective is another gem; it works purposefully with the complexity and diversity of the drugs-crime linkages and connections insisting that traditional ways of researching and intervening with those caught up in deviant lifestyles where drugs and crime are endemic, are unproductive. This is a book for ‘thinking’ practitioners and those concerned with creating local multiagency policy or working with drug users and offenders selling or using drugs. It offers no easy assessments or solutions but is the more productive for that.” – Howard Parker in British Journal of

The Drug-Crime Connection
The drug-crime connection

Newspapers, magazines, and television documentaries have chronicled the growing menace of drugs and crime in present-day American society and allude to the seeming futility of remedial efforts and interventions. Tales of drug abuse and crime are plastered across the front pages of local newspapers, dominate the evening news, and come to life in full-length cinematic productions and made-for-TV “movies of the week.” The almost frenzied attention awarded drugs and crime by the national news media would appear to reflect a more generalized interest in such issues on the part of the American public. The task before us, then, is to identify a perspective or set of perspectives capable of advancing our knowledge on the origins, development, and treatment implications of ...

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