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Drug War Heresies

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
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However, he took a hard-line approach to tackling the country's growing drug abuse problem. According to the authors, the most promising solutions must integrate traditional law enforcement, treatment, and prevention with programs that directly address the harms that accompany prohibition. And legalization would reduce the forbidden-fruit allure of drugs, which is probably strongest on the myopic. For me, the main problem with the authors' argument is its failure to place drug control policies within the framework of overall strategy for crime prevention and control. Learning from European experiences;

If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation. Part of the answer is their view that mild prohibitions have relatively few of the negative consequences of strong prohibitions and that therefore the main benefits of legalization are achievable without legalization. Even weak prohibitions mean that quality control is difficult, that profits from producing and selling drugs go to criminals, and that violations breed disrespect for the law. Drugs are widely available even under strict prohibition, and advertising plausibly produces brand differentiation and higher prices, with only modest effects on overall use.

The debate; 4. As the authors rightly point out, "increased treatment and prevention, even under the most generous scenarios, will not solve the drug problem". In any event, since well over million living Americans have experimented with illicit drugs, one would like to hear from them and not just from the most extreme cases as to what harms they have suffered. By the start of the 21st century, America's war on drugs had seen a reduction in the use of narcotics including crack cocaine and hallucinogens. At the end of the clinical trials, no overdoses were reported, crime rates dropped, and employment increased. In other words, the existing one-size-fits-all criminal justice system based on high respect for human rights is no longer effective in dealing with the multiethnicity of today's criminal behaviour, be it international terrorism, murder, armed robbery, property crime, illegal emigration, or drug trafficking.


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Drug War Heresies book

Almost all people who do drugs at most harm only themselves. MacCoun and Reuter acknowledge this view, but they do not endorse it. That outcome is possible, but they have not made a convincing case.

Economists and libertarians typically assume that voluntary choices increase consumer welfare, even if such choices involve addiction and risk. In other words, the existing one-size-fits-all criminal justice system based on high respect for human rights is no longer effective in dealing with the multiethnicity of today's criminal behaviour, be it international terrorism, murder, armed robbery, property crime, illegal emigration, or drug trafficking.

MacCoun and Peter Reuter, pp. Reagan's wife Nancy also launched the educational scheme Just Say No in and travelled across America to promote the anti-drug message to school children. Do you think they also should be decriminalized?

We should all be encouraged to eat better, exercise more and study harder. Crime surged as weak states and outdated criminal justice systems could not meet Drug War Heresies book challenge posed by new profitably criminal enterprises.

MacCoun and Reuter readily acknowledge that legalization would reduce many of the harms caused by prohibition itself even while allowing an increase in consumption: Why do they conclude that on balance the reduction of prohibition-induced ills is outweighed by the increase in drug consumption?

Summary of the evidence and a framework for assessment; More Money, More Crime is a sobering study that foresees a continued rise in violence while prosperity increases unless governments develop appropriate responses to crime and promote genuine social inclusion.

Nowhere in the world can we find an example of successful containment of drug problems without meaningful reductions in drug availability on the street. Their book is an excellent starting point for anyone who wishes to understand the debates about prohibition versus legalization.

Download While worldwide crime is declining overall, criminality in Latin America has reached unprecedented levels that have ushered in social unrest and political turmoil.

So, our goal is to elevate and inform the debate. Even weak prohibitions mean that quality control is difficult, that profits from producing and selling drugs go to criminals, and that violations breed disrespect for the law.

Obstacles to moving beyond the drug war. Robert MacCoun, University of California, Berkeley, professor of public policy and law That is the conclusion of a new research book by psychologist Robert MacCoun, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of public policy and law, and economist Peter Reuter, professor of criminology and public affairs at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Weakening border controls have led to multiethnic societies in which individuals respond less and less to the penalties imposed by the criminal justice system following only "European standards". Remember that, according to their analysis, legalization would have numerous beneficial effects; the precise amounts and value to society may be difficult to quantify, but the number and variety are legion.

Bush continued to tackle the war on drugs by introducing tougher border patrols and foreign military interventions.

Based on large-scale data sets, including surveys from inmates and victims, Bergman analyzes the development of crime as a business in the region, and the inability-and at times complicity-of state agencies and officers to successfully contain it. Murphy, More important, however, MacCoun and Reuter potentially overstate the negatives that would accompany increased use under legalization, even from the paternalistic perspective.

Their book, "Drug War Heresies" Cambridge Press,offers a comprehensive study of legalization. We use this information to create a better experience for all users. Tokuo Yoshida1.

Drug War Heresies : Learning from Other Vices, Times, and Places

Still, they do not endorse legalization. The only thing we can rely on is consensus among those qualified to judge the matter.Sep 28,  · Do you want to remove all your recent searches?

All recent searches will be deleted. Drug War Heresies may be the best book ever written about modern U.S. drug policy. Written by a psychologist and an economist, the authors draw on attempts to control other substances (such as alcohol prohibition in the U.S.) and exhaustively examine the alternative and experimental European drug policies that most American readers will find /5(3).

Jul 13,  · Drug War Heresies: Learning from Other Vices, Times, and Places by Robert J MacCoun, Peter Reuter. Cambridge University Press, £, pp ISBN 0 X. Rating: ★★★★Author: Michael Farrell. Oct 01,  · Read "Drug War Heresies: Learning from Other Vices, Times, and Places, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips.

Jan 28,  · Drug war heresies by Robert J. MacCoun. Publication date Topics Drogues, Études transculturelles, Drug abuse, Entkriminalisierung, Drug legalization, Betäubungsmittelrecht, Drug Legislation, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on January 28, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Sep 01,  · RAND Studies in Policy Analysis: Drug War Heresies: Learning from Other Vices, Times, and Places by Robert J.

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