This book provides a description of illicit drug use in the US, including the drugs being used, their effects, and who is using them. An historical analysis of federal laws and policies designed to stop drug use and trafficking in the US and abroad, as well as a political analysis of drug legislation, is also offered.
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Testimonials for Drug Policy and the Criminal Justice System:
“This book is ambitious, yet accomplishes much in twelve chapters, flowing logically from an overview of drugs, to patterns of drug use, the history of drug use, types of drugs, politics and drugs, the drugs-crime connection, and prevention and treatment programs, to the debate on drug legalization.”—Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books
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