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Federal Narcotics Laws and the War on Drugs: Money Down a by Thomas C Rowe PDF

By Thomas C Rowe

ISBN-10: 0789028077

ISBN-13: 9780789028075

ISBN-10: 0789028085

ISBN-13: 9780789028082

We’re wasting the “war on drugs”—but the struggle isn’t over yet

Federal Narcotics legislation and the struggle on medicinal drugs examines our present anti-drug courses and rules, explains why they've got failed, and provides a plan to mend them. writer Thomas C. Rowe, who has been teaching students on leisure drug use for almost 30 years, exposes the reality approximately anti-drug courses he believes have been conceived in lack of expertise of the medicine themselves and influenced by means of racial/cultural bias. This strong ebook advocates a shift in federal spending to maneuver money clear of the failed parts of the “war on medicines” towards rules with a extra life like probability to succeed—the drug courts, schooling, and powerful therapy.

Common myths and misconceptions approximately medicinal drugs have produced anti-drug courses that don’t paintings, won’t paintings, and waste thousands of greenbacks. Federal Narcotics legislation and the conflict on medicinal drugs appears to be like at how—and why—this has occurred and what will be performed to right it. The booklet is split into “How did we get into this mess?” which information the historical past of anti-narcotic laws, how drug firms advanced, and the position performed by means of Harry Anslinger, Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962; “What works and what doesn’t work,” which seems to be on the failure of interdiction efforts and the detrimental outcomes that experience resulted with a specific concentrate on the issues of prisons balanced opposed to the drug courtroom approach; and a 3rd part that serves as an summary of varied leisure medicines, considers arguments for and opposed to drug legalization, and gives feedback for greater tools than our present method allows.

Federal Narcotics legislation and the conflict on medicines additionally examines:

  • the production of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
  • present rules and structures
  • present federal sentencing guidelines
  • present country of the courts and the felony system
  • obligatory sentencing and what judges think
  • interdiction for heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, and marijuana
  • early schooling efforts
  • the DARE program
  • drug use trends
  • drug therapy models
  • the controversy over legalization

Federal Narcotics legislation and the warfare on medicines additionally comprises a number of appendices of federal price range figures, cocaine and heroin purity and value, and federal bureau of prisons statistics. This precise ebook is needed analyzing for somebody enthusiastic about the drug challenge within the usa and what is—and isn’t—being performed to right it.

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