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Journeys to the Margins: Drug and Criminal Careers

  • Robert MacDonald
  • Jane Marsh

Abstract

The alleged anti-social behaviour and crime of young people is a common feature of arguments about the socially excluded underclass. Reflecting their general theoretical take on these debates, some commentators see youthful deviance as emblematic of the rise of a ‘demoralised’, dangerous class (Murray, 1990; 1994; Dennis, 1994) whilst others prefer to understand it as cultural adaptation to restricted socio-economic circumstances; a ‘delinquent solution’ to blocked opportunities (Wilson, 1996; Craine, 1997).

Keywords

Young People Illicit Drug Social Exclusion Heroin User Heroin Addict 
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Copyright information

© Robert MacDonald and Jane Marsh 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert MacDonald
    • 1
  • Jane Marsh
  1. 1.University of TeessideUK

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