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How goes the "war on drugs"? : an assessment of U.S. drug problems and policy

Author: Jonathan P Caulkins; RAND Drug Policy Research Center.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2005.
Series: Occasional paper (Rand Corporation), 121.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a concise, accessible, objective view of where the United States has been, now stands, and is going in the future in its long "war on drugs." The authors assess the success of drug policies to date and review possible reasons why they have not been more successful. They recommend management of the drug problem for the long term, use of different policy levers depending on the situation, and tolerance of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan P Caulkins; RAND Drug Policy Research Center.
ISBN: 0833037374 9780833037374
OCLC Number: 57283967
Notes: "Prepared for the Ford Foundation."
In imprint position: RAND Drug Policy Research Center.
Description: ix, 49 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: How successful has the war on drugs been? --
Why hasn't the drug war been a greater success? --
What about bonuses and collateral damage? --
Why no course corrections? --
How might U.S. drug problems and policies evolve? --
How should U.S. drug policies evolve?
Series Title: Occasional paper (Rand Corporation), 121.
Responsibility: Jonathan P. Caulkins [and others].
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Presents a concise, accessible, objective view of where the United States has been, now stands, and is going in the future in its long "war on drugs." The authors assess the success of drug policies to date and review possible reasons why they have not been more successful. They recommend management of the drug problem for the long term, use of different policy levers depending on the situation, and tolerance of cross-state policy variation.

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