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Drugs and drug policy : what everyone needs to know

Author: Mark Kleiman; Jonathan P Caulkins; Angela Hawken
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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While there have always been norms and customs around the use of drugs, explicit public policies, regulations, taxes, and prohibitions, designed to control drug abuse are a more recent phenomenon. Those policies sometimes have terrible side effects: most prominently the development of criminal enterprises dealing in forbidden (or untaxed) drugs and the use of the profits of drug dealing to finance insurgency and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kleiman; Jonathan P Caulkins; Angela Hawken
ISBN: 9780199764501 0199764506 9780199764518 0199764514
OCLC Number: 671541683
Description: xxi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why is "drug" the name of a problem? --
Why have drug laws? --
How does drug-law enforcement work? --
What prevents drug abuse? --
What treats drug abuse? --
How much crime is drug-related? --
What are the benefits of drug use? --
Can drug problems be dealt with at the source? --
Does international drug dealing support terrorism? --
When it comes to drugs, why can't we think calmly and play nice? --
What is to be done? --
How do drugs work in the brain?
Responsibility: Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Angela Hawken.
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In Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know Mark A. R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Angela Hawken will provide a comprehensive introduction to domestic drug policy.  Read more...

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