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Preview — The Drugtakers by Jock Young. Isaura is currently reading it Nov 06, Thus, for example, in one study of the function of alcohol in a primitive Mexican culture located in the mountains of Chiapas few of the more extreme types of behaviour which arise in connection with intoxication in our culture were found to occur.

It has been observed, for example, that when non-addicts were given small injections of heroin or placebos without knowing which, those who received the placebos reported somewhat greater pleasurable effects than those who took heroin.

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The Drugtakers: The Social Meaning Of Drug Use

With his colleagues, most notably John Lea and Roger Matthewshe developed left realist criminology in a series of books including the Penguin Special: He completed a trilogy of books about social life and sociological research in late modernity, The Exclusive SocietyThe Vertigo of Late Modernity and The Criminological Imagination Lest she be fogotten: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Mariam is currently reading it Dec 18, His PhD was an ethnography of drug use in Notting Hill, West London, out of which he developed the concept of moral panic. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Drugtakers by Jock Young

For the rapper, see Yung Joc. Jock Young 4 March — 16 November was a sociologist and an influential criminologist.

Darren rated it really liked it Oct 11, Rich B added it Jan 26, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Weil performed the first controlled experiment on the effects of marihuana. Eight chronic users of marijuana also participated, both to “assay” the quality of marijuana received from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and to enable the experimenters to standardize the protocol, using subjects familiar with their responses to the drug.

Publication of Jock Young ‘s The Drugtakers preceded the Misuse of Drugs Act by a few months and suggested that the further criminalisation of drug-use might exacerbate rather than solve the problem.

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His work has been translated into eleven languages. These people typically drank for the sense of warmth it induced and as a prelude to sleep. Participation in a drug-using subculture tends to minimize such occurrences, because other users present the person with alternative explanations of his experience that minimize its lasting effects.

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This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat In extreme intoxication there seemed to be less interference with speech than that observable in inebriation in our ghe, and even in stuporous states the natives carried through with familiar routines and transacted complicated business of which later they had no memory.


In another instance an individual who claimed that she felt nothing from two closely spaced injections amused her addicted companions by rubbing her nose violently while she made her complaints. Lucy marked it as to-read Oct 29, A tingling or itching sensation in the nose or other thf of the body is the common effect of a large initial dose.

The same relationships were taken up, in a different context, by Jock in The New Criminology in when he discussed Eysenck’s conception of human nature On another page you will find Olorumyomi Omowunmi’s outline of Jock Young’s division of social perspectives into absolutist and relativist. Open Preview See a Problem?

Andrew Weil – Norman E. See the crime timeline The extracts below deal with the interaction of biology, psychology and sociology. They all smoked marijuana regularly, most of them every day or every other day. He completed research on criminal victimisation, stop and frisk, and the urban riots, and was a frequent contributor to media debates on crime and policing.

Katja Troberg marked it as to-read Jun 24, At Nock he devised the first postgraduate course in crime and deviancy in the UK which is still flourishing today. In he completed a new introduction to the anniversary edition of The New Criminology.