Drug War Heresies by Robert J. MacCoun
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Drug War Heresies
By Robert J. MacCoun

Drug War Heresies

Learning from Other Vices, Times, and Places

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Drug War Heresies by Robert J. MacCoun

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521799973
ISBN-10: 052179997X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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