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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739109984
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • 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)

Meet the Author

Caterina G. Roman is principal investigator in the Justice Department of The Urban Institute. Heather Ahn-Redding is assistant professor of criminal justice at High Point University. Rita J. Simon is professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Definition of Drug Use Chapter 3 Drugs Today Chapter 4 North America: United States, Canada, Mexico Chapter 5 Central and South America: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica Chapter 6 Western Europe: Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands Chapter 7 Eastern Europe: Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovak Republic Chapter 8 Middle East: Iran, Israel Chapter 9 Asia: China, Japan, India, Thailand Chapter 10 Africa: South Africa, Nigeria Chapter 11 The Pacific: Australia Chapter 12 Concluding Remarks

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