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Drug legalization

Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Product Description: Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact are also included.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Merino
ISBN: 9780737750973 0737750979 9780737750980 0737750987
OCLC Number: 607477011
Description: 204 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Is the Prohibition of Drugs Working? --
Overview : The War on Drugs / Peter Katel --
The U.S. Fight Against Illegal Drugs Is Working / Office of National Drug Control Policy --
The International Ban on Illicit Drugs Should Continue / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime --
Restrictive Drug Policies Are Working and Must Continue / Robert L. DuPont --
The War on Drugs Is Not Working / Radley Balko --
The Global War on Drugs Cannot Be Won / Ethan Nadelmann --
The War on Drugs Leads to Violence / John McWhorter --
Chapter 2. Should U.S. Drug Policy Be Reformed? --
Overview : U.S. Federal Drug Policy / Celinda Franco --
The United States Should Repeal Federal Drug Prohibition / David Boaz and Timothy Lynch --
U.S. Drug Law Enforcement Is Racially Unjust / Human Rights Watch --
Harsher Sentences for Crack over Powder Cocaine Are Unfair / Richard Durbin --
The United States Should Continue the War on Illegal Drugs / John P. Walters --
U.S. Drug Law Enforcement Is Not Racially Unjust / Heather MacDonald --
Harsher Sentences for Crack over Powder Cocaine Are Justified / Bob Bushman --
Chapter 3. Should Marijuana Laws Be Relaxed? --
Overview : U.S. Federal Policy on Marijuana / Mark Eddy --
Marijuana Possession and Use Should Be Decriminalized / Steven B. Duke --
Marijuana Is Less Harmful than Alcohol / Steve Fox --
The Prohibition on Marijuana Detracts from Real Drug Problems / Katherine Walkenhorst --
Marijuana Should Be Legalized for Medical Use / National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws --
Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized / The Christian Science Monitor --
Marijuana Should Not Be Legalized for Medical Use / Drug Free America Foundation.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Noel Merino, book editor.

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Product Description: Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact are also included.

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