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The War on Drugs
     

The War on Drugs

by David L. Hudson, Alan Marzilli
 

The policies of the United States government regarding illegal drug use have created controversy for decades. Many Americans have long disagreed over the costs of illegal drug use, the best ways to combat its impact on society, and even whether the "war" is worth fighting anymore. This book provides historical context to the war on drugs and examines, among other

Overview

The policies of the United States government regarding illegal drug use have created controversy for decades. Many Americans have long disagreed over the costs of illegal drug use, the best ways to combat its impact on society, and even whether the "war" is worth fighting anymore. This book provides historical context to the war on drugs and examines, among other related issues, three major sources of friction in the war: the disparity between criminal sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenses, a topic which the U.S. Congress has examined in detail for years; the move toward the use of more drug courts instead of traditional courts; and the legalization of marijuana, a drug many people believe should be regulated like alcohol.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137583
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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