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Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Ted Gest

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The crime rate in the US has exploded since 1960. Despite decreases in recent years, reported violence in 2001 exceeded the levels of the late 1970s. Government at all levels has tried to address the ... More


Dictionaries of Drugs Slang

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

In part fed by developments in youth culture, drug-taking became another major cause for concern during this period, and glossaries were produced for the use of various professional groups dealing ... More


Miles and Bird

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, Clark describes how the experience of many musicians with the addiction of drugs, especially that of his friend's Miles', and how Clark himself, managed to stay away from any kind of ... More


The Victorian Hippie

Nicholas P. Money

in Mushroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

In an influential book published in 1860, mycologist Mordecai Cubitt Cooke wrote about narcotic plants and the mind-altering effects of the fly agaric mushroom. This book may have inspired some of ... More


Cannabis Nation: Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

James H. Mills

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199283422
eISBN:
9780191746161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283422.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Cannabis has never been a more controversial substance in Britain. Over the last decade it has been reclassified twice, has been the subject of a range of official investigations and scientific ... More


Other Causes of Insanity

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There are a number of mental disorders that are not mentioned in the medieval medical texts that a present-day reader might expect. The reasons for such omissions may be because modern psychiatry ... More


Chasing the Shadow of a Region

Alexander Cooley

in Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199929825
eISBN:
9780199950485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929825.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 9 examines Central Asia’s persistent lack of regional integration, despite regular great power interest in promoting greater cooperation. It overviews some of the region’s common problems, ... More


Speaking Truth to Power: Confidential Informants and Police Investigations

Dean A. Dabney and Richard Tewksbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290464
eISBN:
9780520964624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290464.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Confidential informants have long occupied central role in the criminal investigation efforts of law enforcement authorities. Yet, there exists minimal contemporary scholarship to help illuminate the ... More


. Public Health and Private Consciences

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter deals with public health measures and other programs designed to enhance life, as well as to protect it. It observes that extensive public health programs are taken for granted among us. ... More


Cameroon

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Cameroon (population 16.06 million people) is a country in Western Africa bordering the Bight of Biafra that covers an area of 475, 440 km2. In resource-poor areas, the blending of supportive care ... More


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