Legalize It?: Debating American Drug Policy (The American University Press Public Policy)

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9781879383135: Legalize It?: Debating American Drug Policy (The American University Press Public Policy)

The war on drugs has failed, the only construction boom is in building prisons, and our streets are peopled by homeless addicts. Is it time to legalize drugs? The authors argue the two sides of this issue, examining the connection between drugs and crime, the public health considerations, treatment on demand versus compulsory treatment, the history of drug use in the U.S., and the international situation.

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Arnold S. Trebach is President of the Drug Policy Foundation. James A. Inciardi is Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies at the University of Delaware.

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This is an excellent text. Issues are presented clearly with enough data on both sides, to allow the reader to fully appreciate their complexity. The writing is clear and meaningfully captures the heat generated by both sides. (Harvey A. Siegal, Wright State University, School of Medicine Substance Abuse Intervention Programs )

Dueling authors Arnold Trebach and James Inciardi provide trenchant words about the history, current issues, and potential future course of drug policy in the United States. In addition to clear, concise, and well-supported arguments, the personal tone taken by these two experts lends a colorful and compelling style that makes for interesting reading. (M. Douglas Anglin, Director, Drug Abuse Research Center (UCLA) )

Brilliant. An excellent analysis that will help politicians and the public make decisions on one of the most important issues facing America today. (Joseph D. McNamara, former police chief (San Jose, CA) and research fellow, Stanford University's Hoover Institution )

Trebach and Inciardi state their evolving views with clarity and passion. Both of these scholars deserve our respect for their intellect and commitment to examining drug policies and to making our society a better place in which to live. (Richard R. Clayton, Director of the Center for Prevention Research, University of Kentucky )

A lively debate to which Arnold Trebach brings new perspectives and insights. (Ethan Nadelmann, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University )

A lively debate to which Arnold Trebach brings new perspectives and insights. (Ethan Nadelmann, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University )

This is an excellent text. Issues are presented clearly with enough data on both sides, to allow the reader to fully appreciate their complexity. The writing is clear and meaningfully captures the heat generated by both sides. (Harvey A. Siegal, Wright State University, School of Medicine Substance Abuse Intervention Programs )

Dueling authors Arnold Trebach and James Inciardi provide trenchant words about the history, current issues, and potential future course of drug policy in the United States. In addition to clear, concise, and well-supported arguments, the personal tone taken by these two experts lends a colorful and compelling style that makes for interesting reading. (M. Douglas Anglin, Director, Drug Abuse Research Center (UCLA) )

Brilliant. An excellent analysis that will help politicians and the public make decisions on one of the most important issues facing America today. (Joseph D. McNamara, former police chief (San Jose, CA) and research fellow, Stanford University's Hoover Institution )

Trebach and Inciardi state their evolving views with clarity and passion. Both of these scholars deserve our respect for their intellect and commitment to examining drug policies and to making our society a better place in which to live. (Richard R. Clayton, Director of the Center for Prevention Research, University of Kentucky )

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Arnold S. Trebach; James A. Inciardi
Published by Univ Publ Assn (1993)
ISBN 10: 1879383136 ISBN 13: 9781879383135
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