Policing and Prescribing

The British System of Drug Control

  • David K. Whynes
  • Philip T. Bean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Drug Problems, Drug Policies

    1. David Whynes
      Pages 1-14
  3. Drug Use and the British System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Cindy Fazey
      Pages 17-34
    3. James Willis
      Pages 71-76
    4. Joy Mott
      Pages 77-94
    5. Mark Gilman, Geoffrey Pearson
      Pages 95-124
  4. Contemporary Policy Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. John Giggs
      Pages 145-175
    3. Richard Stevenson
      Pages 200-216
    4. Gordon Graham
      Pages 245-260

About this book


This book comprises of fourteen specially commissioned essays on the theme of drug abuse and the control of drug use in Britain. It analyses and appraises the two strands of that which has been termed the 'British system' of control, namely, prescription to, and rehabilitation of, registered users and enforcement action against illegal users. It also examines issues of contemporary relevance in the drug control debate, including the economics of drug control, drug education, the impact of AIDS, new trends in legislation and decriminalisation.


AIDS crime drugs education medical profession

Editors and affiliations

  • David K. Whynes
    • 1
  • Philip T. Bean
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK
  2. 2.University of LoughboroughUK

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