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The Resource Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic book)

Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic book)

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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
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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
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UkCbUP
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MacCoun, Robert J
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.M225 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1944-
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Reuter, Peter
Series statement
RAND Studies in policy analysis
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  • Drug legalization
  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • United States [MESH]
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 410-455) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511754272
Extent
xvi, 479 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511754272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
Drug war heresies : learning from other vices, times, and places, Robert J. MacCoun, Peter Reuter, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 410-455) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511754272
Extent
xvi, 479 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511754272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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