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Drugs and the Law: Detection, Recognition and Investigation






Gary J. Miller

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Ideal for all students and law enforcement officers studying the subject of drugs and drug use in today's society.


Drugs and the Law - Detection, Recognition & Investigation by Gary Miller is a unique resource. Unlike many legal titles, Drugs and the Law is designed as a reference for law enforcement officers, narcotics enforcement officers, students, counselors, educators, parents, and others dedicated to addressing the drug problem.

To be effective, it is important to have an accurate understanding of the law and procedures, the identification of drugs, the various ways drugs are packaged, the identification of people under the influence, the recognition of the characteristics of addiction, and related topics. The new edition of Drugs and the Law provides the latest updates for this broad audience in mind.


Gary J. Miller

Gary Miller first became interested in law enforcement while serving in the United States Navy. After an honorable discharge, Mr. Miller attended Santa Rosa Junior College, receiving an A.A. degree in Police Science. He continued his education at Sacramento State University, earning a B.A. degree. He furthered his educational goals at Washington State University where he received an M.A. degree in Police Science.

Mr. Miller has worked in a variety of jobs in the criminal justice system. He served as a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections and as a probation officer with the Sonoma County Probation Department. His interest in drug abuse and addiction began while he was employed by the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, as a narcotics agent. He served as the Director of the Central Coast Counties Police Academy. He was involved in police education and training as an assistant professor in the Administration of Justice Department at San Jose State University, as a program specialist at Modesto Junior College Police Academy, and as an instructor and program coordinator at San Jose City College. Additionally, he is a former instructor in the Police Academy, the Administration of Justice Degree Program, and the in-service training program for police officers at Gavilan Community College. Mr. Miller is now retired.