This report analyzes the relative cost-effectiveness of various available drug interventions.
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This report presents a model-based policy analysis of alternative methods of controlling cocaine use in the United States. It builds upon previous and parallel work at RAND and elsewhere on cocaine supply and cocaine demand. In particular:Reuter, Peter, and Mark Kleiman (1986), "Risks and Prices: An Economic Analysis of Drug Enforcement," in Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Norval Morris and Michael Tonry (eds.), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Crawford, Gordon B., and Peter Reuter (1988), Simulation of Adaptive Response: A Model of Drug Interdiction, N-2680-USDP, Santa Monica, CA: RAND.Homer, Jack B. (1990), A System Dynamics Simulation Model of Cocaine Prevalence, Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Drug Abuse Research Group.Dombey-Moore, Bonnie, and Susan Resetar (1994), A System Description of the Cocaine Trade, MR-236-A/AF/DPRC, Santa Monica, CA: RAND.Kennedy, Michael, Peter Reuter, and Kevin Jack Riley (1994), A Simple Economic Model of Cocaine Production, MR-201-USDP, Santa Monica, CA: RAND.Everingham, Susan S., and C. Peter Rydell (1994), Modeling the Demand for Cocaine, MR-332-ONDCP/A/DPRC, Santa Monica, CA: RAND.With that other work as a foundation, this study focuses on ways to intervene in the supply and demand processes to mitigate the cocaine problem.This analysis examines only cocaine-control programs. That is a sufficiently ambitious undertaking, given the current state of the art of cost-effectiveness analyses of drug-control policies. However, the analytical methods used here are relevant to analyses of control programs for other illicit drugs, such as heroin and marijuana. Moreover, the programmatic conclusions of this study are likely to have analogues in those other drug-control efforts.The work reported here was sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the U.S. Army, RAND's Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC) with funding from The Ford Foundation, and RAND's Social Policy Department. The research was jointly carried out within three RAND entities: the DPRC, the National Defense Research Institute (NDRI), and the Strategy and Doctrine Program of the Arroyo Center. NDRI is a federally funded research and development center that supports theOffice of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the defense agencies. The Arroyo Center is the U.S. Army's federally funded research and development center.About the Author:
Peter Rydell (U. Pennsylvania PhD Regional Science) is a Senior Social Scientist at RAND whose research interests include Military Personnel, Criminal Justice, Civil Justice, Rent Control, Housing Policy, and Welfare Caseloads.
Susan M. Everingham (M.A. University of California at Los Angeles, Applied Mathematics) is the Director of the Forces and Resources Policy Center, National Security Research Division at RAND. Her areas of expertise include mathematical modeling of complex systems for policy analysis, criminal justice research, drug policy analysis, communication and information technology, and ballistic missile defense systems analysis.
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Book Description RAND, Santa Monica, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First printing. First edition, 1994. Quarto, softcover, 120 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy, a bit of rubbing and wear to the edges of the covers, ISBN sticker on rear cover. Bookseller Inventory # s00020723