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Title The drug legalization debate / James A. Inciardi, editor
Edition Second edition
Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [1999]


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 MELB  363.450973 Inc/Dld 1999  AVAILABLE
Description 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "The Drug Legalization Debate, Second Edition, offers several alternatives and addresses the major issues involved in the continuing drug legalization debate. This volume delves into the history of drug use and abuse in America and the federal government's approach to drug control - including deterrence, treatment, education, and prevention. Chapters confront topics such as the decriminalization of marijuana, the risk of the war on drugs, an enlightened legalization policy, and discussion of the ethical and legal dilemmas at stake." "Updates of retained chapters and new chapters deal with drug use trends of the '90s, including the use of cannabis as a wonder drug and a look at whether legalizing drugs would really reduce violent crime. Students and professionals in substance abuse, criminology, sociology, psychology, and social work will find this book essential reading."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Drug legalization -- United States.
Author Inciardi, James A.
LC no. 99006352
ISBN 0761906894 alkaline paper
0761906908 paperback alkaline paper