Confronting the Drug Control Establishment: Alfred Lindesmith as a Public Intellectual (Suny Series in Deviance and Social Control) (Suny Series in Deviance & Social Control)

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Examines the career of sociologist Alfred R. Lindesmith, who argued against drug prohibitions from the 1930s onward, warning of the threat to democracy and advocating more humane drug control laws.

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David Patrick Keys is Professor of Political Science at West Texas A & M University.

John F. Galliher is Professor of Sociology and Director of Peace Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Criminology: Human Rights, Conflict and Criminal Law and, most recently, Marginality and Dissent in 20th Century American Sociology: The Case of Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee, published by SUNY Press.

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This book builds a convincing case for the scientific and clinical importance of Lindesmith s work on addiction and for the political significance of his stand against policies that criminalize the addict. James D. Orcutt, Florida State University
Essential reading for scholars and practitioners concerned with drug control policy and deviance, Lindesmith having been a sociologist of intellectual courage and vision. Gideon Sjoberg, coauthor of A Methodology for Social Research: With a New Introductory Essay"

"This book builds a convincing case for the scientific and clinical importance of Lindesmith's work on addiction and for the political significance of his stand against policies that criminalize the addict." -- James D. Orcutt, Florida State University

"Essential reading for scholars and practitioners concerned with drug control policy and deviance, Lindesmith having been a sociologist of intellectual courage and vision." -- Gideon Sjoberg, coauthor of A Methodology for Social Research: With a New Introductory Essay

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