By Jennifer Murphy
Illness or Deviance? highlights the confusion and contradictions approximately labeling dependancy. Murphy’s fieldwork in a drug court docket and an outpatient drug therapy facility yields attention-grabbing insights, reminiscent of how courts and remedy facilities either implement the “disease” label of dependancy, but their administration strategies overlap remedy with “therapeutic punishment.” The “addict" label is a end result not only of utilizing medicinal drugs, but in addition of being part of the drug way of life, through promoting medicines. furthermore, Murphy observes that drug courts and remedy amenities profit economically from their cooperation, making a very robust institutional arrangement.
Murphy contextualizes her findings inside of theories of scientific sociology in addition to criminology to spot the coverage implications of a medicalized view of addiction.
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