Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition

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Independent Publishing Group, Jul 1, 2004 - History - 109 pages
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Publisher description: An analysis of the true costs, benefits, and consequences of enforcing drug prohibition is presented in this book. Miron argues that prohibition's effects on drug use have been modest and that prohibition has numerous side effects,most of them highly undesirable. In particular, prohibition is shown to directly increase violent crime, even in cases where it deters drug use. Miron's analysis leads to a disturbing finding-the more resources given to the fight against drugs, the greater the homicide rate. The costs and benefits of several alternatives to the war on drugs are examined.

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User Review  - Joanna Weissen - Goodreads

It always bothers me when a book whose conclusion I agree with is so badly written. I think the conclusion is good, but the way the author got there is clunky and suspect. For example, these ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sam Banchowski - Goodreads

An interesting evaluation of the consequences of prohibition from an economic perspective. Draws on recent international data (where available), as well as US alcohol prohibition-era data, to make the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Economic Analysis of Drug Prohibition
7
The Effect of Drug Prohibition
25
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Jeffrey A. Miron is a professor of economics at Boston University. He is the author of Drug War Heresies, Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed, and Smoke and Mirrors. His opinion pieces have appeared in the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald, Globe, and London Guardian. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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