Operation Intercept - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080178363, 9781483181639

Operation Intercept

1st Edition

The Multiple Consequences of Public Policy

Authors: Lawrence A. Gooberman
eBook ISBN: 9781483181639
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 226
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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

Preface Notes Acknowledgments

  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 Notes
  2. The Multiple Consequences of Operation Intercept The Availability of Marijuana during the Operation Intercept Era Summary Behavioral Reactions to the General Marijuana Shortage Abstaining and Decreased Drug Use Switching: The Availability and Use of Drugs Other than Marijuana Summary Attitudinal Responses to the Government Policy Summary Trusting Attitudes Distrustful Attitudes Notes
  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 Notes
  4. Operation Intercept: Past, Present, and Future Notes 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 Index


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