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Legalization of Drugs

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ISBN-10: 0521546869

ISBN-13: 9780521546867

Edition: 2005

Authors: Douglas N. Husak, Peter de Marneffe, R. G. Frey

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The use or possession of many drugs is currently a criminal offense in the U.S. Can these criminal laws be justified? What are the best reasons to punish or not to punish drug users? These are the fundamental issues debated in this book by two prominent philosophers of law. Douglas Husak argues in favor of drug decriminalization, by clarifying the meaning of crucial terms, such as legalize, decriminalize, and drugs. Peter de Marneffe argues against drug legalization, demonstrating why drug prohibition, especially the prohibition of heroin, is necessary to protect youth from self-destructive drug use.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The meaning of drug decriminalization
How should we evaluate alternative drug policies?
Reasons to criminalize drug use
Reasons to decriminalize
Drug legalization
De Marneffe
An argument for drug prohibition
Drug prohibition and liberalism
Alcohol and other drugs
Epistemic concerns