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Legalize This! The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs

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ISBN-10: 1859843204

ISBN-13: 9781859843208

Edition: 2002

Authors: Douglas Husak, Colin McGinn

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Description:

In this trenchantly argued text, both students and the general public will find a clear statement of the arguments for the decriminalisation of recreational drugs.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 8/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Editor's Introduction
Introduction
Understanding Drug Policy
Conflicting anecdotes
Asking the right question
A few bad answers
The concept of a drug
Drug policy preliminaries
Punishment as policy
The right answer: decriminalization of drug use
Reasons for Criminalizing Drug Use
Possible good answers
Drugs and children
Drugs and crime
Drugs and health
Drugs and immorality
Disadvantages of Prohibition
Positive effects of drugs
Negative effects of prohibition
The world of decriminalized drugs
Harms versus benefits
Getting there
Notes
Index