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Drug trafficking

Author: Julia Bauder
Publisher: New York : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, ©2008.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays about drug trafficking from diverse viewpoints, discussing how to measure the success of the War on Drugs and evaluate its impact on terrorists who finance their activities with profits from the drug trade.
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Drug trafficking.
New York : Greenhaven Press ; Thomson/Gale, ©2008
(OCoLC)761314099
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Bauder
ISBN: 9780737732818 0737732814 9780737732825 0737732822
OCLC Number: 148908427
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Can drug trafficking be stopped? A balanced antidrug strategy can stop drug trafficking / Drug Enforcement Administration ; The U.S.'s Andean Counterdrug Initiative is reducing drug production in Latin America / Robert B. Charles ; The United States must win the War on Drugs / Lou Dobbs ; The War on Drugs cannot be won by fighting drug trafficking / Gary Becker ; Global drug trafficking cannot be stopped / Moises Naim ; The United States cannot stop drugs from being grown in Latin America / Ted Galen Carpenter ; Attempts to stop international drug trafficking do not hinder the U.S. drug trade / John M. Walsh --
ch. 2. Are efforts to stop drug trafficking harming the United States? Banning the sale of drugs increases crime / Joel Miller ; Efforts to stop drug trafficking harm patients with chronic pain / Jacob Sullum ; The War on Drugs harms minorities / Jesselyn McCurdy ; Innocent convenience store clerks are being jailed because of the War on Drugs / Drug Reform Coordination Network ; Fighting drug trafficking makes the United States more secure / Office of National Drug Control Policy ; The production of methamphetamine is dangerous and must be stopped / Mark Shook ; Doctors who treat chronic pain patients do not need to fear the War on Drugs / Karen P. Tandy --
ch. 3. How does the War on Drugs affect Latin America? Overview: the War on Drugs in Latin America / Michael Shifter ; The War on Drugs harms human rights and democracy in Mexico / Laurie Freeman and Jorge Luis Sierra ; Drug cartels threaten the rule of law in Mexico / Larry Birns and Alex Sanchez ; Drug-related corruption threatens the rule of law in Guatemala / Frank Smyth ; The War on Drugs hurts poor Colombian farmers / Garry Leech ; Legalizing drugs would improve the situation in Colombia / Toby Muse --
ch. 4. Are efforts to stop drug trafficking helping the War on Terror? Terrorism around the world is funded by drug trafficking / Asa Hutchinson ; Drug trafficking fuels organized crime, civil wars, and terrorism / Antonio Maria Costa ; Islamic terrorist groups use heroin to finance their terrorism / Josh Lefkowitz and Erick Stakelbeck ; Outlawing drug trafficking helps to support terrorists / Ted Galen Carpenter ; Legalizing heroin would stifle black market trade and terrorists' profits / Scott McPherson ; The United States should encourage legal opiate production in Afghanistan / Anne Applebaum.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Julia Bauder, book editor.

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Presents a collection of essays about drug trafficking from diverse viewpoints, discussing how to measure the success of the War on Drugs and evaluate its impact on terrorists who finance their activities with profits from the drug trade.

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