Reefer Madness and beyond

Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control

ISBN: 978-1-84950-732-5, eISBN: 978-1-84950-733-2

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 8 April 2010


Value – It is worthwhile to analyze illegal drug films, not just to explore the stigmatization of users, but to examine the social/political effects of these films, particularly the ways that certain kinds of negative images support drug regulation and its attendant policing.


Boyd, S. (2010), "Reefer Madness and beyond", Deflem, M. (Ed.) Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-24.

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