Drugs and society: U.S. public policy

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006 - Law - 228 pages
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The focus of this edited collection is a thoughtful multidisciplinary presentation of past and present U.S. drug policies and whether they are winning the so-called war on drugs (they aren't!). For the great majority of ills ascribed to drugs are actually caused by the black market created by drug prohibition; the more successful the war on drugs is in making the drug trade a dangerous business, the greater are the profits from increased prices, and hence the greater the incidence of disease, corruption, social disorder, and death. Drugs and Society provides individuals with the information they need to construct an alternative policy.

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Contents

Rethinking U S Drug Policy
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Historical Background
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Conceptual Background
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