Fixing Drugs

Author: S. Pryce
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230368835
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Political Science

In this unique and engaging book, Sue Pryce tackles the major issues surrounding drug policy. Why do governments persist with prohibition policies, despite their proven inefficacy? Why are some drugs criminalized, and some not? And why does society care about drug use at all? Pryce guides us through drug policy around the world.

Towards More Effective Global Drug Policies

Author: Caroline Chatwin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319920726
Release Date: 2018-05-25
Genre: Social Science

This book examines the topical issue of global drug policy and outlines five steps that could be taken to improve its effectiveness. A public criminology approach is applied to explore not only what could be done, but also why it matters and how it could be achieved. It argues that more effective global drug policies require an acknowledgement of the failure of a war on drugs approach and the harms it has caused. Instead, strategies that reduce drug related harm should be prioritised. An innovative and diverse range of approaches should be developed that are underpinned by evaluation and dissemination of results. Finally, the horizons of the drug policy debate should be broadened. In line with the central aims of public criminology, this book provides an accessible contribution to global drug policy debates that links theory and practice and which will have appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History Culture and Theory

Author: Susannah Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781000011951
Release Date: 2019-05-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume is a new contribution to the dynamic scholarly discussion of the control and regulation of psychoactive substances in culture and society. Offering new critical reflections on the reasons prohibitions have historically arisen, the book analyses "prohibitions" as ambivalent and tenuous interactions between the users of psychoactive substances and regulators of their use. This original collection of essays engages with contemporary debates concerning addiction, intoxication and drug regulation, and will be of interest to scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences interested in narratives of prohibition and their social and cultural meanings.

Collapse of the Global Order on Drugs

Author: Axel Klein
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787564879
Release Date: 2018-09-28
Genre: Medical

The 2016 UNGASS on drug policy resulted in an Outcome Document detailing profound differences of opinion and practice between different states polarising public health and human rights themes. This book examines the different positions, the underlying problems, and the options open for the next international gathering on drugs.

Drugs in American Society

Author: Erich Goode
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123271285
Release Date: 2007-05-29
Genre: Law

Goode's Drugs in American Society 7/e is a well-respected, brief investigation of the full range of psychoactive drug use; from legal, medical and perscription use to criminal, recreational use and from casual use to addiction. Objective pro and con accounts on important issues like treatment, education, rehabilitation, and legalization give students a thorough understanding of the topics. The new seventh edition continues to provide the most balanced and up-to-date coverage in an accessible, engaging style.

The Fix

Author: Michael Massing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023065860
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Argues that President Nixon's policy of making treatment available to those who wanted it helped curb the 1970s heroin epidemic and suggests that as the only national campaign that had some effect it should be reinstated for inner-city addicts. 25,000 first printing.

Drug wars and coffeehouses

Author: David R. Mares
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: 1568028628
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

With his brief and engaging new book, David Mares explores the reasons why there is so much disagreement among nations about which policies are most appropriate to address drug production, distribution, and trade. From the more tolerant coffee house style policies of the Netherlands which focus on public health concerns, to the United States just-say-no drug war approach, nations frame and seek to resolve these issues in very different ways and with different levels of success.

The Politics of Drugs

Author: Peadar King
ISBN: UCSC:32106019328324
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

An estimated 3.1% of the world's population consume illegal drugs. This book examines the factors that drive demand and consumption, and looks at how individual countries, including the U.S., are dealing with the problem.

Handbook of Research on the Illicit Drug Traffic

Author: F. LaMond Tullis
Publisher: Greenwood Press
ISBN: MINN:31951D007213401
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Law

Focusing on a highly controversial and fiercely debated subject, this survey tracks the social and economic consequences of the production, trafficking, and consumption of cocaine, heroin, and cannabis. From a growing body of literature, LaMond Tullis has extracted the most salient economic, social, and political themes currently under discussion in both scholarly publications and in the responsible press. The two-part volume consisting of a lengthy review of relevant literature and an annotated bibliography helps its users understand the major issues: Can and should consumption be curtailed, supplies suppressed, and traffickers eliminated? Can the unintended economic, social, and political consequences of curtailing, suppressing, and eliminating somehow be mitigated? Should these drugs be legalized? Would legalization produce its own array of unintended and largely unacceptable consequences? Although tentative answers to these questions abound, this excellent resource is testimony to the fact that there is still little agreement on how to deal with these powerful substances and the problems they generate. Tullis's compilation presents the best overview of this complex subject to date. The first half of this two-part reference consists of a survey of the published literature on the production and consumption of the three illicit drugs. Chapters are devoted to the global patterns of production and consumption of cocaine, heroin, and cannabis, to the consequences, both positive and negative, of drug consumption and production, and to the policy measures that have been adopted (or are under consideration) in both consuming and producing countries. These chapters will be of interest to those wishing to obtain an overall view of the subject and to specialists seeking a guide to the literature outside their particular area of knowledge. The second half of the book contains an annotated bibliography of about 2,000 items covering works published in English--plus a few in Spanish--as books, articles, or press reports. This section will be invaluable to researchers working on the frontiers of the subject and to general readers who wish to pursue particular topics in greater depth. The volume should be at the fingertips of policy makers, legislators, law enforcement officials, judges, and social workers, as well as students and teachers.

Prohibition s second failure

Author: Theodore R. Vallance
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002272743
Release Date: 1993-04
Genre: Medical

A current picture of American drug policy, analyzing economic and social costs and reporting the most recent economic cost data on the drug problem.

Our Daily Fix

Author: Valerie A. Brown
ISBN: UVA:X001148072
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Social Science

Drugs and Drug Policy

Author: Mark A.R. Kleiman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199831388
Release Date: 2011-07-13
Genre: Political Science

While there have always been norms and customs around the use of drugs, explicit public policies--regulations, taxes, and prohibitions--designed to control drug abuse are a more recent phenomenon. Those policies sometimes have terrible side-effects: most prominently the development of criminal enterprises dealing in forbidden (or untaxed) drugs and the use of the profits of drug-dealing to finance insurgency and terrorism. Neither a drug-free world nor a world of free drugs seems to be on offer, leaving citizens and officials to face the age-old problem: What are we going to do about drugs? In Drugs and Drug Policy, three noted authorities survey the subject with exceptional clarity, in this addition to the acclaimed series, What Everyone Needs to Know®. They begin, by defining "drugs," examining how they work in the brain, discussing the nature of addiction, and exploring the damage they do to users. The book moves on to policy, answering questions about legalization, the role of criminal prohibitions, and the relative legal tolerance for alcohol and tobacco. The authors then dissect the illicit trade, from street dealers to the flow of money to the effect of catching kingpins, and show the precise nature of the relationship between drugs and crime. They examine treatment, both its effectiveness and the role of public policy, and discuss the beneficial effects of some abusable substances. Finally they move outward to look at the role of drugs in our foreign policy, their relationship to terrorism, and the ugly politics that surround the issue. Crisp, clear, and comprehensive, this is a handy and up-to-date overview of one of the most pressing topics in today's world. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

The War on Drugs

Author: Ron Chepesiuk
ISBN: UOM:39015048826450
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Drug abuse

The Politics of Heroin

Author: Alfred W. McCoy
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556524838
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.