Operation Intercept

Operation Intercept

The Multiple Consequences of Public Policy

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Author: Lawrence A. Gooberman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181639

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Operation Intercept: The Multiple Consequences of Public Policy provides a critical sociological analysis of the contemporary anti-marijuana policies. The title first covers the policy and the research problem, and then proceeds to tackling the multiple consequences of operation intercept. Next, the selection talks about the finding in the study of public policy and drug abuse problem. The text also provides an account of operation intercept. The book will be of great interest to political scientists, sociologists, behavioral scientists and legislators.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Operation Intercept: The Policy and the Research Problem

    Factors and Assumptions Underlying the New Public Policy

    Operation Intercept: Immediate, Intermediate, and Ultimate Goals

    Purpose of the Study, Applied Theoretical Perspectives, and Hypotheses

    Formulation of the Research Problem and Methodology


    2. The Multiple Consequences of Operation Intercept

    The Availability of Marijuana during the Operation Intercept Era


    Behavioral Reactions to the General Marijuana Shortage

    Abstaining and Decreased Drug Use

    Switching: The Availability and Use of Drugs Other than Marijuana


    Attitudinal Responses to the Government Policy


    Trusting Attitudes

    Distrustful Attitudes


    3. Analysis of the Findings: Public Policy and the Drug Abuse Problem

    The Findings

    Additional Evidence Concerning the Unanticipated Consequences of Operation Intercept

    The Social Context of Operation Intercept: An Examination of Contingent Conditions

    Traditional Controls in a Decade of Change

    The Ineffectiveness of Traditional Controls and the Formation of the Operation Intercept Policy

    An Analysis of the Differential Effects of Operation Intercept


    4. Operation Intercept: Past, Present, and Future


    Appendix I. Members of the Narcotics, Marijuana and Dangerous Drugs Task Force

    Appendix II. The Interview Guide

    Appendix III. Findings from Gross Point Study: Interview Excerpts

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  • No. of pages: 226
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181639

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Lawrence A. Gooberman

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