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Jock Young

Lucas marked it as to-read May 07, There seemed to be very little vomiting after overindulgence, and there was little evidence of hang-overs beyond mild tremors and shakiness. These people typically drank for the sense of warmth it induced and as a prelude to sleep.

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He was a founding member of the National Deviancy Conferences and a group of drugfakers criminologists in which milieu he wrote the groundbreaking, The New Criminology: Lindesmith, Addiction younb Opiates Aldine, Chicago.

Katja Troberg marked it as to-read Jun 24, For the British slalom canoeist, see Jock Young drubtakers. Jock Young was born in Midlothian, Scotland, the son of a lorry driver. Mariam is currently reading it Dec 18, 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. 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.


The Drugtakers by Jock Young

For example, a man who experimented with opiates in the presence of two addicts reported that he felt nothing except nausea, which occurred about half an hour after injection. Little fighting arose in drinking parties, and there was no evidence of lowered inhibition in erotic behaviour.

With his colleagues, most notably John Lea and Roger Matthewsjjock developed left realist criminology in a series of books including the Penguin Special: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

Trivia About Younf Drugtakers: The research was published as The Drugtakers. Wikiquote has quotations related to: So-called “drug psychoses ” can be interpreted as the anxiety reaction of a naive user occasioned by his fear that the temporary symptoms of drug use represent a permanent derangement of his mind. 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.

A comparison of LSD and marihuana use suggests that the number of drug-induced psychoses varies historically, being a drugtakeers of the historical development of a subculture. Jock Young was educated at the Crugtakers School of Economics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. History, Culture and Subjective Experience: Lists with This Book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Lucy marked it as to-read Oct 29, In the months before his death he was working on a book tbe Merton’s Dreams and Mills’ Imagination. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Andrew Weil – Norman E. 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.

This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat His PhD was an ethnography of drug use in Notting Hill, West London, out of which he developed the concept of moral panic.

The Drugtakers: The Social Meaning Of Drug Use

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jock Young 4 March — 16 November was a sociologist and an influential criminologist. Johan rated it really liked it Jun 14, He died of anaplastic thyroid cancer drugtakdrs 16 November His work has been translated into eleven languages.