Linneman Publishes New Book, "Meth Wars"
Dr. Travis Linneman’s (Assistant Professor, School of Justice Studies) new book, Meth Wars (NYU Press), explores the intersections of popular culture, politics and the carceral state. Dr. Linneman details the ways in which the entertainment industry, the criminal justice system and politicians work together to create what Stan Cohen called a moral panic to justify repressive policing and the carceral state in the context of a “meth epidemic.”
Meth Wars also highlights the ways in which the “meth epidemic” serves the economic, domestic and foreign policy goals of the United States government. This important new research has received lavish academic praise and is important reading for anyone attempting to understand drug policy, repressive criminal justice policies and the interests served by both.
Published on October 31, 2016