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Drugs: Is the War Winnable?

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The federal government asserted a role in fighting narcotics abuse since the early 20th century, but it was not until the Richard Nixon administration starting in 1969 that a federal “war on drugs” ... More


Acapulco Gold

Steven W. Bender

in Run For the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814789520
eISBN:
9780814789537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789520.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Illicit drug trafficking from Mexico dates back more than 100 years to opium smuggling and reflects the continuing willingness of Mexican traffickers to supply narcotics desired by U.S. users despite ... More


A Critique of the Court's Free Exercise Clause Jurisprudence in the U.S. Supreme Court Case of Employment Division v. Smith

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1990 case of Employment Division v. Smith was decided against the defendants, but when analyzed using casuistry it is found to be an easy case for upholding their free exercise right. The state ... More


Drugs, Prisons, and Neighborhoods

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the drug war. Those who enforce drug laws attack inner-city neighborhoods directly, drastically disrupting the lives of poor black and Latino residents. Cities at their best ... More


Black Candle: Protection and Harm

R. Andrew Chesnut

in Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764662
eISBN:
9780199932535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764662.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Very few media reports and films show anything but the dark side of the cult of Santa Muerte. Most American and Mexican nonbelievers, for example, have little idea that the Skinny Lady heals ... More


Drug-War Politics

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines drug-war politics. While many politicians have benefited from supporting the drug war, growing numbers of influential persons express opposition. While private firms may benefit ... More


The War on Drugs and the Role of SOUTHCOM

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

in Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060682
eISBN:
9780813050935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060682.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter highlights the role of the military in counternarcotics policy, focusing particularly on Colombia and Mexico. Since the mid-1990s, SOUTHCOM has played a key part in the U.S. counter-drug ... More


Intoxicated Citizens: America’s Drug War and the Body Politic

Claire E. Rasmussen

in The Autonomous Animal: Self-Governance and the Modern Subject

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669561
eISBN:
9781452946757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669561.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter builds on the insights about the connection between physical self-management and the body and the relationship of exclusion by exploring another figure of heteronomy, the drug addict. As ... 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


Unpacking the Crisis: Women of Color, Globalization, and the Prison-Industrial Complex

Julia Sudbury

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The emergence of a vibrant anti-prison movement has brought attention to the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. Although men make up over 90 percent of prison populations in the ... More


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