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Title Caribbean drugs : from criminalization to harm reduction / edited by Axel Klein, Marcus Day and Anthony Harriot
Published London ; New York : Zed Books in association with Drugscope ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Palgrave ; Kingston : Ian Randle, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents The search for a new drug policy framework : from the Barbados plan of action to the Ganja Commission / Axel Klein -- Criminalizing cultural practice : the case of ganja in Jamaica / Barry Chevannes -- Drug courts in Jamaica : means to an end or end in itself? / Anthony Harriott and Marlyn Jones -- Drugs and the prison system : impact of legislative changes on the prison crises in the commonwealth Caribbean region / Wendy Singh -- Rethinking privatisation, the state and illegal drugs in the commonwealth Caribbean / Philip Nanton -- Drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation in Jamaica and the Caribbean / Howard Gough -- What's the hook? Diary of a drop-in centre or rehabilitation before abstinence / Marcus Day -- Cayman drug council : practising harm reduction in a zero-tolerance society / Catherine Chestnut -- Ethical dilemmas in drug research : pitfalls of gathering sensitive information in the Caribbean context / Jennifer Hillebrand -- Illicit drug markets in the Caribbean : analysis of information on drug flows through the region / Michael Platzer with Flavio Mirella and Carlos Resa Nestares -- The Ganja industry and alternative development in St Vincent and the Grenadines / Axel Klein
Summary In recent years Caribbean countries have responded to US pressure by adopting a coordinated policy of criminalizing ganja & crack cocaine usage. This volume assesses the impact of the policy on a population for whom drug usage has been socially acceptable & provides a warning for policy makers elsewhere
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Drug abuse -- Caribbean Area -- Prevention.
Drug abuse -- Caribbean Area.
Drug control -- Caribbean Area.
Form Electronic book
Author Day, Marcus, editor
Harriot, Anthony, editor
Klein, Axel, 1961- editor
ISBN 1281258768
1848130570 (electronic bk.)
9781848130579 (electronic bk.)
(I. Randle)
(I. Randle)