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The Resource Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it : a judicial indictment of the war on drugs, James P. Gray

Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it : a judicial indictment of the war on drugs, James P. Gray

Label
Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it : a judicial indictment of the war on drugs
Title
Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it
Title remainder
a judicial indictment of the war on drugs
Statement of responsibility
James P. Gray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Veteran trial judge and former federal prosecutor Judge James P. Gray believes drug prohibition remains one of our country's biggest failed policies. In this updated edition of his bestseller, Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What Can We Do About It, Judge Gray provides startling information about drug-related crimes--from escalating incarceration rates to drug-related kidnappings. Judge Gray also examines the latest experiments in drug legalization. The thirteen states that have adopted medical marijuana have seen a reduction of crime and an increase in revenue. Judge Gray explains how and why we need to take the profit out of the drug trade. There are viable options at work in other countries--Portugal saw a drop of 50 percent in drug usage for problem users after decriminalization, as well as a drop in children's drug use! This incendiary book will anger readers, but it also provides hope. We can solve some of our medical and social problems--by repealing our failed drug laws."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, James P.
Dewey number
362.29/160973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.G6954 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug control
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug control
  • United States
Label
Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it : a judicial indictment of the war on drugs, James P. Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Introduction -- pt. II. Our drug laws have failed -- 1. Past and present -- A historical perspective -- Emergence of the prison-industrial complex -- 2. Increased harm to communities -- Communities awash in illicit drugs -- Violence and corruption -- Domestic -- Foreign -- 3. Erosion of protections of the Bill of Rights: where's Paul Revere? -- 4. Increased harm to drug users -- Demonization -- Deterioration of health -- 5. Increased harm for the future -- Conspiracy theories -- Government policy: don't discuss it! -- pt. III. Options -- 6. Increased zero tolerance -- 7. Education -- 8. Drug treatment -- Rehabilitation -- Medicalization -- Needle-exchange programs -- Drug-substitution programs -- Drug maintenance programs -- 9. Deprofitization of drugs -- Legalization -- Decriminalization -- Regulated distribution -- 10. Federalism, not federalization -- pt. IV. What we can do about it -- Appendix A. Resolution -- Appendix B. Government Commission reports and other public inquiries
Control code
ocn723142855
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781439907986
Lccn
2011019634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439907993
  • (OCoLC)723142855
Label
Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it : a judicial indictment of the war on drugs, James P. Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Introduction -- pt. II. Our drug laws have failed -- 1. Past and present -- A historical perspective -- Emergence of the prison-industrial complex -- 2. Increased harm to communities -- Communities awash in illicit drugs -- Violence and corruption -- Domestic -- Foreign -- 3. Erosion of protections of the Bill of Rights: where's Paul Revere? -- 4. Increased harm to drug users -- Demonization -- Deterioration of health -- 5. Increased harm for the future -- Conspiracy theories -- Government policy: don't discuss it! -- pt. III. Options -- 6. Increased zero tolerance -- 7. Education -- 8. Drug treatment -- Rehabilitation -- Medicalization -- Needle-exchange programs -- Drug-substitution programs -- Drug maintenance programs -- 9. Deprofitization of drugs -- Legalization -- Decriminalization -- Regulated distribution -- 10. Federalism, not federalization -- pt. IV. What we can do about it -- Appendix A. Resolution -- Appendix B. Government Commission reports and other public inquiries
Control code
ocn723142855
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781439907986
Lccn
2011019634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439907993
  • (OCoLC)723142855

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