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The war on drugs : opposing viewpoints

Author: Stephen P Thompson
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1998.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents differing opinions on a range of social, political, and legal issues associated with the war on drugs including the merits of incarceration, treatment programs, drug education programs, and legalization."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen P Thompson
ISBN: 1565108051 9781565108059 1565108043 9781565108042
OCLC Number: 38162870
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The war on drugs is succeeding / Barry R. McCaffrey --
The war on drugs is a failure / Ethan A. Nadelmann --
Law enforcement is winning the war on drugs / Robert E. Peterson --
Law enforcement cannot win the war on drugs / Joseph D. McNamara --
The prohibition strategy can win the war on drugs / Office of National Drug Control Policy --
Prohibition is a losing strategy in the war on drugs / Dwight B. Heath --
Incarceration is an effective strategy in the war on drugs / Richard K. Willard --
Incarceration is a counterproductive and racist strategy / David T. Courtwright --
Drug abuse treatment programs are effective / Jonathan P. Caulkins --
Drug abuse treatment has not been proven effective / Robert Apsler --
Interdiction of the drug supply reduces drug use / Pamela Falk --
Interdiction of the drug supply is futile / Kenneth E. Sharpe --
Drug education can reduce drug use / Robert E. Peterson --
Drug education may encourage drug use / D.M. Gorman --
The legalization of drugs would benefit society / Benson B. Roe --
The legalization of drugs would be harmful to society / William J. Olson --
Legalizing drugs would not increase drug abuse / Steven B. Duke and Albert C. Gross --
Legalizing drugs would increase drug abuse / Robert L. DuPont --
Legalizing drugs would lead to a reduction in crime / Theodore Vallance --
Legalizing drugs would not lead to a reduction in crime / Gerald W. Lynch and Roberta Blotner --
Marijuana reduces suffering for some illnesses, part I / Richard Brookhiser; part II: Marcus Conant --
Marijuana provides no medical benefits / Dan Quayle --
Legalizing marijuana as medicine is a positive change in the war on drugs / Nick Gillespie --
Legalizing marijuana as medicine is detrimental to the war on drugs / William J. Bennett and John P. Walters --Marijuana is too dangerous to legalize for medical purposes / Joseph A. Califano, Jr. --
Marijuana is not too dangerous to legalize for medical purposes / Virginia I. Postrel --
The war on drugs should focus on teenagers / Barry R. McCaffrey --
Antidrug campaigns should also target tobacco and alcohol / Norman Solomon --
The harm reduction approach should replace the war on drugs / Lisa Moore --
Courts should emphasize rehabilitation over punishment / Michael Moline --
Coerced participation in treatment programs will reduce drug abuse / James Q. Wilson.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Stephen P. Thompson, book editor.

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"Presents differing opinions on a range of social, political, and legal issues associated with the war on drugs including the merits of incarceration, treatment programs, drug education programs, and legalization."

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