Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, And Use The World Over

Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, And Use The World Over

by Caterina Gouvis Roman
     
 

Have the nations of the world begun to converge with respect to drug policy? Which countries have remained apart from the international dialogue? Which have taken steps to forge new, more liberal policies stressing education, treatment, and alternative community-based intervention? Focusing specifically on cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, Illicit Drug Policies,… See more details below

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Have the nations of the world begun to converge with respect to drug policy? Which countries have remained apart from the international dialogue? Which have taken steps to forge new, more liberal policies stressing education, treatment, and alternative community-based intervention? Focusing specifically on cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, and Use the World Over presents a brief history and analysis of the current laws and policies regarding illicit drugs-widely considered to be a growing international health threat-in twenty-five different countries. With its wide breadth of data and analysis, this volume will be valuable for both scholars and students of this seemingly intractable social, legal, and political problem.

About the Author:
Caterina Gouvis Roman is principal investigator in the justice department in the Urban Institute

About the Author:
Heather Ahn-Redding is assistant professor of criminal justice at High Point University

About the Author:
Rita J. Simon is professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739109984
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Global Perspectives on Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     vii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Part I     1
Introduction     3
The Definition of Drug Use     7
Drugs Today     15
North America     19
United States     21
Canada     35
Mexico     47
Central and South America     57
Brazil     61
Colombia     67
Costa Rica     77
Western Europe     83
Great Britain     85
France     97
Italy     103
Spain     109
The Netherlands     115
Eastern Europe     123
Russia     125
Poland     133
Bulgaria     137
Slovak Republic     143
Middle East     151
Iran     153
Israel     157
Asia     163
China     165
Japan     171
India     179
Thailand     187
Africa     193
South Africa     195
Nigeria     203
ThePacific     209
Australia     211
Part X     219
Concluding Remarks     221
Index     225
About the Authors     241

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