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The Search for Rational Drug Control
     

The Search for Rational Drug Control

by Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins
 

ISBN-10: 0521558824

ISBN-13: 9780521558822

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents a comprehensive examination of the drug control policy process in the United States. How are policy choices identified, debated and selected? How are the consequences of governmental policy measured and evaluated? How, if at all, do we learn from our mistakes? Zimring and Hawkins present different ways of understanding American drug policy and

Overview

This book presents a comprehensive examination of the drug control policy process in the United States. How are policy choices identified, debated and selected? How are the consequences of governmental policy measured and evaluated? How, if at all, do we learn from our mistakes? Zimring and Hawkins present different ways of understanding American drug policy and provide a foundation for an improved policy process. They argue that protection of children and youth should shape policy toward illicit crime, with attention to the fact that youth protection objectives may limit the effectiveness of some drug controls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521558822
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Earl Warren Legal Institute Study Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Drug Problem: Introduction; 1. Ideology and policy - a look at the national drug control strategy; 2. What is a drug? and other basic issues; 3. Prohibitions and the lessons of history; 4. The wrong question: critical notes on the decriminalization debate; Part II. The Drug Control Policy Process: Introduction; 5. The universal proposition - children and drug control policy; 6. Drug control policy and street crime; 7. The federal role in a national drug strategy; 8. Memorandum to a new drug czar; Appendix; References.

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