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Diagnosing the Criminal Addict: Biochemistry in the Service of the State

Sociology of Diagnosis

ISBN: 978-0-85724-575-5, eISBN: 978-0-85724-576-2

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 3 August 2011

Abstract

Social implications – The convergence of drug treatment and criminal justice tends to produce yet another stigmatizing biologization of poverty and race, lending scientific validity to new forms of criminalizing and medicalizing social hardship.

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Whetstone, S. and Gowan, T. (2011), "Diagnosing the Criminal Addict: Biochemistry in the Service of the State", McGann, P. and Hutson, D.J. (Ed.) Sociology of Diagnosis (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 309-330. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-6290(2011)0000012018

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