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The legalization of drugs

Author: Douglas N Husak; Peter De Marneffe
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: For and against (Cambridge, England)
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In the United States today, the use or possession of many drugs is a criminal offense. Can these criminal laws be justified? What are the best reasons to punish or not to punish drug users? These are the fundamental issues debated in this book by two prominent philosophers of law. Douglas Husak argues in favor of drug decriminalization, by clarifying the meaning of crucial terms, such as legalize, decriminalize, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Husak, Douglas N., 1948-
Legalization of drugs.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004027502
(OCoLC)57069640
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas N Husak; Peter De Marneffe
ISBN: 9780511614842 0511614845 9780511345357 0511345356
OCLC Number: 817928095
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 204 pages).
Contents: The meaning of drug decriminalization --
How should we evaluate alternative drug policies? --
Reasons to criminalize drug use --
Reasons to decriminalize --
Drug legalization : production and sale --
An argument for drug prohibition --
Drug prohibition and liberalism --
Alcohol and other drugs --
Epistemic concerns.
Series Title: For and against (Cambridge, England)
Responsibility: Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe.
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