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A Brief History Of Cocaine Second Edition

Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420036351
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A Brief History of Cocaine, Second Edition provides a fascinating historical insight into the reasons why cocaine use is increasing in popularity and why the rise of the cocaine trade is tightly linked with the rise of terrorism The author illustrates the challenges faced by today's governments and explains why current anti-drug efforts have had only a limited effect on this global market. This updated edition reexamines the impact of cocaine production, trade, and consumption on society beginning in the 16th century. It shows how the commercialization of cocaine was driven by cartels of Swiss and German pharmaceutical companies and private enterprises across Europe, Asia, and the United States. The author shows how government policies slowly transformed from trade, shipping, and manufacturing regulations, with little or no success in stemming the flow of drugs. The book describes how anti-drug laws, treaties, and costly initiatives involving crop substitution, crop suppression, interdiction, and international cooperation were first attempted more than 400 years ago and why these strategies failed for Colonial Spain and later backfired on the League of Nations. The author shows how economic necessity among growers, the environmental impact of pesticides, the potential for genetic engineering of coca plants, and other loopholes have actually been counterproductive, undermining the current efforts to curb the cocaine trade. Featuring new and reorganized chapters, A Brief History of Cocaine, Second Edition contains the latest data and statistics relating drug trafficking to terrorism, and explains recent trends in worldwide production, consumption, cost competition, and international transport. This book offers a well-rounded historical perspective that is ideal for criminal justice practitioners, teachers, students, and anyone interested in this topic.

Karch S Pathology Of Drug Abuse Fourth Edition

Author: Steven B. Karch, MD
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849378812
Size: 46.40 MB
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Written for practitioners in the field, this critically acclaimed bestseller provides authoritative information focused on the investigation of drug-related deaths and practical approaches to the detection of drug abuse. Organized to provide forensic investigators and pathologists with ready access to the authoritative and comprehensive information they need, Karch’s Pathology of Drug Abuse, Fourth Edition includes— • 171 new color photos and microphotographs • 46 tables of comparative information • 2,000 new references to the literature Authored by a World-Renowned Forensic Pathologist Steven B. Karch is a fellow in several forensic and toxicological societies and has served many years as consultant to both the legal community and the pharmaceutical industry in the United States and the United Kingdom. His bestselling resources can be found on the bookshelves of forensic experts and pathologists across the world. They include the classic Drug Abuse Handbook, and A Brief History of Cocaine, both in their second editions, available from CRC Press.

Textbook Of Clinical Neuropsychiatry Second Edition

Author: David P. Moore
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 144410974X
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Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychiatry provides a comprehensive, encyclopedic and up to date coverage of the complete range of neuropsychiatric disorders. The text is clearly written and well organized, utilizing a consistent and easy to read format throughout. Part I describes the diagnostic assessment of patients and details the interview, mental status examination, neurologic examination and ancillary investigations. Part II provides a thorough description of the clinical features of the signs, symptoms and syndromes seen in neuropsychiatric practice, with special emphasis on the multiple disorders and lesions that may cause them. Part III goes on to present virtually all of the specific disorders seen in neuropsychiatric practice, in each case detailing clinical features, course, etiology, differential diagnosis and treatment. The authoritativeness, comprehensiveness and lucid organization of Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychiatry make it an essential reference for psychiatrists and neurologists alike, and for students in those disciplines.

A Brief History Of Magna Carta 2nd Edition

Author: Geoffrey Hindley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472118685
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2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the influence of which is still felt today around the world. In 1215 the barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary document which would change the political landscape not only of thirteenth-century Britain, but of the modern world. Magna Carta was the forerunner of the constitution that limited the powers of the crown and its echoes can be found in the seventeenth-century Civil Wars, the struggles for American Independence, the work of Thomas Paine and in the bedrock constitutional legislation of just about every democratic country today. As civil Liberties and the rule of law are increasingly brought into question throughout the world, leading medieval historian Geoffrey Hindley breathes vivid life into the story behind the signing of Magna Carta, and reveals the undiminished significance of this ancient document in today’s world.

Cocaine

Author: Roger D. Weiss
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585621385
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Sports heroes, executives, and the homeless -- cocaine permeates every inch of our society, with tragic results. Although casual use of cocaine has clearly declined, the number of daily users, in particular those using crack, continues to climb. Why do people continue to use cocaine? What is its appeal? How does it affect the body and mind? What can a person do if a family member or friend is using cocaine? In the past decade, the introduction of "crack" has increased the popularity of cocaine. Treatments have changed to adapt to this new, cheaper, more widely available drug. This Second Edition of Cocaine -- by three noted psychiatrists from Harvard University and the University of Utah -- highlights the tremendous research effort that has been mounted to discover the most effective way to help cocaine-dependent patients. It covers what cocaine is, the different methods of its use, its effects on the brain and other organs, and its psychological and social consequences for users and those around them -- both at home and in the workplace. This book also covers cocaine addiction -- how it happens, who is at risk, how to treat it, and how to find help. Cocaine includes a list of commonly asked questions about the drug and a self-test to determine if you or someone you love is dependent on cocaine.

Lies Damned Lies And Drug War Statistics Second Edition

Author: Matthew B. Robinson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438448392
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Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success. First published in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics critically analyzed claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war since 1989, as found in the six editions of the annual National Drug Control Strategy between 2000 and 2005. In this revised and updated second edition of their critically acclaimed work, Matthew B. Robinson and Renee G. Scherlen examine seven more recent editions (2006–2012) to once again determine if ONDCP accurately and honestly presents information or intentionally distorts evidence to justify continuing the drug war. They uncover the many ways in which ONDCP manipulates statistics and visually presents that information to the public. Their analysis demonstrates a drug war that consistently fails to reduce drug use, drug fatalities, or illnesses associated with drug use; fails to provide treatment for drug-dependent users; and drives up the prices of drugs. They conclude with policy recommendations for reforming ONDCP’s use of statistics, as well as how the nation fights the war on drugs. Praise for the First Edition “Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics is surprisingly easy to read, and Robinson and Scherlen have done a huge favor not only to critics of current drug policy by compiling this damning critique of ONDCP claims, but also to anyone interested in how data is compiled, presented, and misused by bureaucrats attempting to guard their domains. It should be required reading for members of Congress.” — Drug War Chronicle Book Review “The authors have performed a valuable service to our democracy with their meticulous analysis of the White House ONDCP public statements and reports. They have pulled the sheet off what appears to be an official policy of deception using clever and sometimes clumsy attempts at statistical manipulation. This document, at last, gives us a map of the truth.” — Mike Gray, author of Drug Crazy: How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out “Robinson and Scherlen make a valuable contribution to documenting how ONDCP fails to live up to basic standards of accountability and consistency.” — Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance