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Drug War Heresies : Learning From Other Vices, Times, and Places - 01 edition

Drug War Heresies : Learning From Other Vices, Times, and Places (ISBN10: 052179997X; ISBN13: 9780521799973)
ISBN13: 978-0521799973
ISBN10: 052179997X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521572637
ISBN10: 0521572630

Summary: This meticulously researched study represents the first effort to provide a nonpartisan and objective analysis of how the United States should approach the drug legalization question. It surveys what is known about the effects of different drug policies in Western Europe and what happened when cocaine and heroin were legal in the US a century ago. The book shows that legalization involves different tradeoffs between health and crime and the interests of the inner cit
y minority communities and the middle class. The book explains why it is so difficult to accomplish substantial reform of drug policy.

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Summary: This meticulously researched study represents the first effort to provide a nonpartisan and objective analysis of how the United States should approach the drug legalization question. It surveys what is known about the effects of different drug policies in Western Europe and what happened when cocaine and heroin were legal in the US a century ago. The book shows that legalization involves different tradeoffs between health and crime and the interests of the inner city minority communities and the middle class. The book explains why it is so difficult to accomplish substantial reform of drug policy.

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Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 08/28/2001
International: No

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