1. Drugs and crime: an overview. Extent of drug use. An
assessment. An historical approach to theories linking drugs to
crime 2. Drugs and crime: theoretical assumptions. Introduction.
The three major explanatory models. An overview 3. Sentencing drug
offenders. Producing the data. An overview of the legal position.
Some concluding comments 4. Coercive treatment and mandatory drug
testing. The aims and nature of treatment. Coercive or enforced
treatment of substance abuse. Mandatory drug testing. An overview
of the types of tests available. Likely errors and ways of
tampering with the tests. Some legal and social issues concerning
testing. Conclusion 5. The Drug Treatment and Testing Order and
drug courts. The pilot studies. Drug courts. Some additional
comments. Drug courts and the DTTO: a comparison. Drug courts in
Scotland and Ireland. An overview and summary. Improving treatment
services 6. Trafficking and laundering. Trafficking an overview.
International cooperation. Drug dealing within Britain. Money
laundering. Confiscation orders 7. Policing drug markets. Policing
policy. Drug markets generally. The impact of policing. Assessing
the effectiveness of policing. Policing professional organisations
8. Informers and corruption. The legal authority for informers.
Protecting the informer. Reducing the sentence. Informers: who are
they, and how to control them?. Informers and drug dealing. The
special case of juveniles. Corruption. Corruption and policing.
Conclusion 9. Women, drugs and crime. Women, health and social
norms. Women drug users, crime and prison. Women as users and
dealers. Women in treatment. A note on juveniles 10. The
legalisation debate. The major positions ideal types. The two major
sets of arguments. An assessment 11. Suggestions for the way
forward. The 1960s and beyond. Contributions from the drugs and
crime debate and beyond
Philip Bean is one of the UK's leading authorities on drugs and crime,and has published widely in this field. He is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at Loughborough University, and a former director of the Midlands Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. He was also president of the British Criminological Society, (1996-1999) and is currently an Associate of the General Medical Council. His most recent book is Madness and Crime, published by Willan in 2007.