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War on drugs : opposing viewpoints

Author: Tamara L Roleff
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2004.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the basics of the war', from links between drugs and terrorism to which policies do and don't work in the war on drugs, from courts and mandatory sentences to education programs.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Roleff
ISBN: 0737722851 9780737722857 0737722843 9780737722840
OCLC Number: 53162555
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
Is The War On Drugs Succeeding? --
War on dungs is succeeding / Asa Hutchinson --
War on drugs has failed / Matthew B. Stannard --
War on drugs has reduced the demand for illegal drugs / Edmund F. McGarrell --
Demand for illegal drugs remains strong / Timothy Lynch --
War on drugs has made law enforcement more effective / Thomas A. Constantine --
War on drugs has corrupted law enforcement / Joseph D. McNamara, interviewed by Michael W. Lynch --
War on drugs promotes racism / Deborah Small --
War on drugs does not promote racism / Heather MacDonald --
Is There A Link Between The War On Drugs And Terrorism? --
Illegal drug use supports terrorism / Asa Hutchinson --
War on drugs supports terrorism / Eugene Oscapella --
War on terror must be fought in conjunction with the war on drugs / Robert Novak --
War on drugs distracts from the war on terror / Eric E. Sterling --
Which Policies Are Working In The War On Drugs? --
Mandatory minimum sentences are an effective strategy in the war on drugs / David Risley --
Mandatory minimum sentences are unfair / Julie Stewart --
Drug abuse resistance education program reduces drug use / Tim Schennum --
Drug abuse resistance education program is ineffective / Paul Armentano --
Drug courts are a promising solution to the drug problem / Richard S. Gebelein --
Drug courts have not reduced the drug problem / Melissa Hostetler --
Should Illegal Drugs Be Legalized? --
Illegal drugs should be legalized / Gary E. Johnson --
Illegal drugs should not be legalized / Ray Wisher --
Distinction between legal and illegal drugs is arbitrary / Andrew Sullivan --
Heroin should be legalized / Bruce Anderson --
Legalizing heroin will harm the poor / Katie Grant --
Marijuana should be legalized / Rich Lowry --
Legalizing marijuana would harm society / Part I: Damon Linker ; Part II: Don Feder --
Marijuana should be legalized for medical use / Ed Rosenthal and Steve Kubby --
Marijuana should not be legalized for medical use / Laura M. Nagel --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Tamara L. Roleff, book editor.

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Analyzes the basics of the war', from links between drugs and terrorism to which policies do and don't work in the war on drugs, from courts and mandatory sentences to education programs.

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