The Search for Rational Drug Control

The Search for Rational Drug Control

by Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins

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Overview

Providing a foundation for improved drug control policy in the U.S., this study argues that protection of children and youth should shape policy toward illicit crime. It also notes that youth protection objectives may limit the effectiveness of some drug controls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521416689
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/23/2015
Series: Earl Warren Legal Institute Study Series
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(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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