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Lecture 4

Drugs & Society Lecture 4 Notes (1.22.14)

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCL 1295
Professor
Lisa Ferruccio
Semester
Spring

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Lecture 4 1/15/14 11:48 AM Drug Paradigms Throughout history we can point to three main ways drugs have been defined: • Sin • Crime • Sickness Corresponding frameworks for how to deal with drugs: • Punitive • Legalization/Decriminalization • Medical/Public Health Crime (1920-1933)- Prohibition & The Volstead Act: • Designed to reduce drinking by eliminating the business that manufactured, sold alcoholic beverages • Agent of Social control = criminal justice system Sickness Post-repel era Alcoholism becomes a disease Agent of social control = Medicine • Rise of science & institutions of recovery- Alcoholic Anonymous Punitive Paradigm • Dominant model in U.S. (for drugs) • Use of coercion and punishment to stop the production and
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