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

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

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
Language
eng
Summary
(Publisher-supplied data) 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
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.M225 2001
NLM call number
  • 2009 J-824
  • WM 33 AA1
NLM item number
M131d 2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reuter, Peter
Series statement
RAND studies in policy analysis
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  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Legislation, Drug
  • Public Policy
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 410-455) and indexes
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
OCM1bookssj0000141601
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521572637
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
00045451
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000141601
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 410-455) and indexes
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
OCM1bookssj0000141601
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521572637
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
00045451
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000141601

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