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Drug Use and Social Change: The Distortion of History

Drug Use and Social Change: The Distortion of History (Hardback)

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This book locates the rise of illicit drug use within the historical development of late industrial society and challenges the prevailing view. Highlighting key areas of continuity and the on-going value of classic criminological theory, it is argued that recent trends do not constitute the radical departure that is often supposed.

MICHAEL SHINER is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Criminology at the London School of Economics, UK. His main areas of interest are young people, drugs and alcohol and he is co-author of Teenage Kicks? Young People and Alcohol and Dealing with Disaffection: Young People, Mentoring and Social Inclusion (both with Tim Newburn).

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