Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice

Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice

by N. McKeganey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230235953
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

NEIL MCKEGANEY Professor of Drug Misuse Research at the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, University of Glasgow, UK, which he set up 1994. It is now one of the leading UK research centres focussed on illegal drugs. He has written widely on this subjects encompassing both academic and practitioner audiences. Neil has acted in an advisory role for a number of government departments and international organisations, including the World Health Organization, the UK Home Office, the US Department of Justice the Scottish Executive.

Table of Contents

The Rapidly Changing World of Illegal Drugs.- What's Wrong with Harm Reduction?.- Drug Treatment: So What's All the Fuss About?.- Drug Enforcement: A World of Myth and Reality.- Cannabis and the Classification Mystery.- Meeting the Needs of the Children of Drug Addicted Parents.- Drug Legalization: Solution or Social Problem?.- The Politics of Drugs Research: A Journey into the Cold.- Conclusion: So What's Morality Got to Do With It?.

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It isn't often that one reads a book that one would have loved to have the ability, experience, knowledge, analytic ability, and, one has to say, 'bravery' to write. Without doubt, it is the best book on drug policy that I have ever read.' -Professor Jason Ditton, Scottish Centre for Criminology, UK

' excellent book...' - Peter Hitchens, '...includes harrowing testimony from children growing up in families where drug abuse was prevalent...' - The Times

'McKeganey's book, Controversies in Drug Policy and Practice, is exactly that- controversial, but at the same integral to any reasoned debate about drugs and prohibition.' - Tammy Ayres, University of Leicester

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