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Legalising drugs: Debates and dilemmas

Philip Bean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423757
eISBN:
9781447302698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423757.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Government policy has steadfastly been against drug legalisation, but increasingly critics have argued that this is unsustainable. This book is a timely examination of the issues this raises. ... More


Drug Prohibition and Its Alternatives

John J. Donohue III

in Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Reduces Offending?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019613
eISBN:
9780262314633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019613.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Both legal (alcohol, tobacco) and illegal drugs impose substantial costs on society, but the nature of the costs varies dramatically between use and prohibition costs. This paper tries to assess ... More


First Intermezzo: Drugs as a Password

Vincenzo Ruggiero

in Crime and Markets: Essays in Anti-Criminology

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199248117
eISBN:
9780191697708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248117.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the debate around drug prohibition and legalization. It does not investigate why illicit drugs are produced, distributed, and consumed, but attempts to determine what ‘drugs’ ... More


Milton Friedman, Drug Legalization, and Public Policy

Mark Thornton

in Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198704324
eISBN:
9780191773761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704324.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses Milton Friedman’s writings on the topic of drug legalization and his efforts to end the “War on Drugs.” As a vocal advocate for drug legalization, Friedman brought the idea to ... More


Drug Policy and the Public Good

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Drug Policy and the Public Good presents the accumulated scientific knowledge of direct relevance to the development of drug policy on local, national, and international levels. The book explores ... More


Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Tony Fitzpatrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Designed to address practical questions, applied ethics is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy. Yet the relevance of ethical theories to social policy has been under-explored. ... More


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