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The Resource Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter

Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter

Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places
Title
Drug war heresies
Title remainder
learning from other vices, times, and places
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the first multidisciplinary and nonpartisan analysis of how the United States should decide on the legal status of cocaine, heroin and marijuana. It draws on data about the experiences of Western European nations with less punitive drug policies as well as new analyses of America's experience with legal cocaine and heroin a century ago, and of America's efforts to regulate gambling, prostitution, alcohol and cigarettes. It offers projections on the likely consequences of a number of different legalization regimes and shows that the choice about how to regulate drugs involves complicated tradeoffs among goals and conflict among social groups. The book presents a sophisticated discussion of how society should deal with the uncertainty about the consequences of legal change. Finally, it explains, in terms of individual attitudes toward risk, why it is so difficult to accomplish substantial reform of drug policy in America
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DLC
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MacCoun, Robert J
Dewey number
364.1/77/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.M225 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reuter, Peter
Series statement
RAND studies in policy analysis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug legalization
  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Legislation, Drug
  • Public Policy
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 410-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • How does prohibition affect drug use
  • 6.
  • How does prohibition affect drug harms
  • 7.
  • Other vices : prostitution and gambling
  • 8.
  • Other substances : alcohol and cigarettes
  • 9.
  • U.S. experience with legal cocaine and heroin
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Learning from European experiences
  • 11.
  • Cannabis policies in The Netherlands
  • 12.
  • Harm reduction in Europe
  • 13.
  • Summary of the evidence and a framework for assessment
  • 14.
  • Projecting the consequences of alternative regimes
  • Preface and overview
  • 15.
  • Obstacles to moving beyond the drug war
  • 2.
  • Drug prohibition : American style
  • 3.
  • The debate
  • 4.
  • Philosophical underpinnings
Control code
44885201
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 479 pages
Isbn
9780521799973
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
00045451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 410-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • How does prohibition affect drug use
  • 6.
  • How does prohibition affect drug harms
  • 7.
  • Other vices : prostitution and gambling
  • 8.
  • Other substances : alcohol and cigarettes
  • 9.
  • U.S. experience with legal cocaine and heroin
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Learning from European experiences
  • 11.
  • Cannabis policies in The Netherlands
  • 12.
  • Harm reduction in Europe
  • 13.
  • Summary of the evidence and a framework for assessment
  • 14.
  • Projecting the consequences of alternative regimes
  • Preface and overview
  • 15.
  • Obstacles to moving beyond the drug war
  • 2.
  • Drug prohibition : American style
  • 3.
  • The debate
  • 4.
  • Philosophical underpinnings
Control code
44885201
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 479 pages
Isbn
9780521799973
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
00045451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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