Illness or Deviance?: Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition
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Illness or Deviance? highlights the confusion and contradictions about labeling addiction. Murphy’s fieldwork in a drug court and an outpatient drug treatment facility yields fascinating insights, such as how courts and treatment centers both enforce the “disease” label of addiction, yet their management tactics overlap treatment with “therapeutic punishment.” The “addict" label is a result not just of using drugs, but also of being a part of the drug lifestyle, by selling drugs. In addition, Murphy observes that drug courts and treatment facilities benefit economically from their cooperation, creating a very powerful institutional arrangement.
Murphy contextualizes her findings within theories of medical sociology as well as criminology to identify the policy implications of a medicalized view of addiction.
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- ASIN : B00XL1A1BS
- Publisher : Temple University Press; Illustrated edition (June 12, 2015)
- Publication date : June 12, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1970 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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- Print length : 244 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,947,118 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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