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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.1/77/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.M225 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
RAND studies in policy analysis
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 410-455) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocm56115915
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 479 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511116537
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
932616d1-d3e4-49fc-a84a-fa403d88af05
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21985649
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56115915
  • ebsco0511017928

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