Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, and Use the World Over

Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, and Use the World Over

by Caterina Gouvis Roman, Heather Ahn-Redding, Rita J. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739109987

ISBN-13: 9780739109984

Pub. Date: 04/25/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739109984
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/25/2005
Series:
Global Perspectives on Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.95(d)

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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