• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

“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 Reconsidered
The drug-crime connection reconsidered

One of the primary objectives of a scientific piece of work is to take a thesis or idea and develop it to the point of advancing knowledge on a particular subject or issue. In this text I have introduced and examined the possibility that drug abuse and criminal activity constitute overlapping lifestyles linked by a common or related set of current-contextual conditions, choices, cognitions, and change strategies. Though lacking a definitive conclusion on the etiology, development, and amelioration of deviant behavior, there is ample evidence to suggest the presence of a robust, though variable, relationship between drugs and crime. Accordingly, drugs may cause crime in one situation, be a consequence of crime in a second situation, and be ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles