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Mechanisms of Incorporation of Drugs Into Hair and the Interpretation of Hair Analysis Data (From Hair Testing for Drugs of Abuse: International Research on Standards and Technology, P 19-90, 1995, Edward J. Cone, Michael J. Welch, and M. Beth Grigson Babecki, eds. -- See NCJ-176397)

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72 pages
This paper discusses the experimental evidence regarding the mechanisms of incorporation of drugs into hair and the interpretation of hair analysis data.
The first edition ended with 1950. This revised edition adds two new essays that cover racial violence since 1950. One of these essays covers the most serious anti-immigrant disturbances since the Second World War, focusing on them in relation to the newly arrived Caribbean communities of west London. The second new essay contextualizes the attacks on immigrants since the Second World War within the growing British consciousness of post-war immigration, leading to an increase in racism and simultaneously increasing political and media consciousness of the widespread nature of anti-immigrant violence. In addition to these two new essays, several of the original ones have been updated. One of these provides an overview of anti-immigrant violence in 19th-century and 20th-century Britain. It notes that members of every immigrant group in British history have endured attacks upon either their person or their property. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the main victims have included the Irish; the Germans during World War I; blacks in 1919 and 1958; Jews in 1911, 1917, and 1947; and Asians since 1945. The remainder of the essays recount various overt manifestations of bias-related crimes against these particular immigrant groups at specific times in British history. Chapter references and a subject index


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