Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed

Author: James Gray
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566398596
Format: PDF
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Our drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it. Today there are more drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever before. We have built large numbers of prisons, but they are overflowing with non-violent drug offenders. The huge profits made from drug sales are corrupting people and institutions here and abroad. And far from being protected by our drug prohibition policy, our children are being recruited by it to a lifestyle of drug use and drug selling. Judge Gray's book drives a stake through the heart of the War on Drugs. After documenting the wide-ranging harms caused by this failed policy, Judge Gray also gives us hope. We have viable options. The author evaluates these options, ranging from education and drug treatment to different strategies for taking the profit out of drug-dealing. Many officials will not say publicly what they acknowledge privately about the failure of the War on Drugs. Politicians especially are afraid of not appearing "tough on drugs." But Judge Gray's conclusions as a veteran trial judge and former federal prosecutor are reinforced by the testimonies of more than forty other judges nationwide.

Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed

Author: James Gray
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566398596
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Our drug prohibition policy is hopeless, just as Prohibition, our alcohol prohibition policy, was before it. Today there are more drugs in our communities and at lower prices and higher strengths than ever before. We have built large numbers of prisons, but they are overflowing with non-violent drug offenders. The huge profits made from drug sales are corrupting people and institutions here and abroad. And far from being protected by our drug prohibition policy, our children are being recruited by it to a lifestyle of drug use and drug selling. Judge Gray's book drives a stake through the heart of the War on Drugs. After documenting the wide-ranging harms caused by this failed policy, Judge Gray also gives us hope. We have viable options. The author evaluates these options, ranging from education and drug treatment to different strategies for taking the profit out of drug-dealing. Many officials will not say publicly what they acknowledge privately about the failure of the War on Drugs. Politicians especially are afraid of not appearing "tough on drugs." But Judge Gray's conclusions as a veteran trial judge and former federal prosecutor are reinforced by the testimonies of more than forty other judges nationwide.

War on Drugs Ein gescheitertes Experiment

Author: Manuel Wozniak
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668108978
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: USA, Note: 1,3, Universität Osnabrück (Sozialwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Applied Public Policy II, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Beinahe jeder Mensch kommt im Laufe seines Lebens mit dem Thema „Drogen“ in Berührung. Bei dem Einen geschieht dies direkter, bei dem Anderen indirekter; bei Manchen sind die Berührungspunkte stärker, bei den anderen kaum vorhanden. Dennoch hat jeder eine gewisse Vorstellung von dem Begriff und verbindet spezielle Assoziationen damit. Deutlich kleiner ist der Bekanntheitsgrad der Bezeichnung „War on Drugs“, mit dem sich die vorliegende Arbeit unter der Fragestellung „„War on Drugs“ – ein gescheitertes Experiment?“ auseinandersetzt. Hinter diesem zunächst als innenpolitische Metapher verstandenen Begriff „War on Drugs“, welcher vor allem eine stark moralische Konnotation beinhaltet, verbirgt sich eine große Anzahl von politischen Maßnahmen, welche sowohl innerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, als auch international durchgeführt wurden. Sie richten sich gegen die Herstellung, den Handel, aber auch gegen den Konsum von illegalen Genussmitteln und implizieren eine vollständige Prohibition einer großen Anzahl von Stoffen, die unter diese Verbote fallen. Dabei diente die Drogenprohibition von Beginn an als Instrument für eine globale und geopolitische Machtausübung und wird bis heute von fast allen Nationen dafür missbraucht, was eine Kanalisierung und Monopolisierung des Drogengeschäfts zur Folge hat, bei dem gigantische Profite von einem kleinen Zirkel erwirtschaftet werden. Mit einem Anteil von bis zu acht Prozent des Welthandels hat das Geschäft mit illegalen Drogen außerdem einen größeren Umfang, als der gesamte globale Markt für Autos oder Textilien. Der weltweite Umsatz wird auf das zehnfache des Marktwertes von Medikamenten beziffert, wobei die Autoren in ihren Schätzungen durchaus zu unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen kommen und ein anderer von 500 Milliarden bis 1 Billionen Dollar jährlichen Umsatzes spricht, was einen Anteil von drei bis vier Prozent der gesamten Weltwirtschaft im Bereich Güter- und Dienstleistungen ausmachen würde.

Ideas and Movements that Shaped America From the Bill of Rights to Occupy Wall Street 3 volumes

Author: Michael Green
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692527
Format: PDF, Mobi
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America was founded on bold ideas and beliefs. This book examines the ideas and movements that shaped our nation, presenting thorough, accessible entries with sources that improve readers' understanding of the American experience. • Contains more than 200 entries from expert contributors on a wide variety of American ideas and movements, each accompanied by a relevant original document and helpful cross references • Covers ideas and movements across a broad sweep of U.S. history that enable readers to see recurring themes as well as how American thought has evolved • Presents U.S. history through a unique lens that enables students to better comprehend "the mindset of the American people," as opposed to the traditional study of history as a series of important events and people on a fixed timeline

Rawls and Law

Author: Thom Brooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351552341
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John Rawls (1921-2002) is widely held to be amongst the most important political philosophers for over a century. This volume, which is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field, features articles on a wide range of subjects including constitutionalism, democratic theory, egalitarianism, feminism, global justice, political liberalism, the rule of law, and public reason. The collection informs scholars and students coming to the study of Rawls's work for the first time of the importance and complexity of Rawl's ideas, and sheds light on how these ideas might be further improved and applied.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Author: Gabor Maté
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473563186
Format: PDF, Kindle
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To heal addiction, you have to go back to the start... Dr Gabor Maté is one of the world’s most revered thinkers on the psychology of addiction. His radical findings – based on decades of work with patients challenged by catastrophic drug addiction and mental illness – are reframing how we view all human development. In this award-winning modern classic, Gabor Maté takes a holistic and compassionate approach to addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, sex, money or anything self-destructive. He presents it not as a discrete phenomenon confined to a weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs through (and even underpins) our society; not as a medical ‘condition’, but rather the result of a complex interplay of personal history, emotional development and brain chemistry. Distilling cutting-edge research from around the world, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. Blending personal stories and science with positive solutions, and written in spellbinding prose, it is a must-read that will change how you see yourself, others and the world. 10th anniversary edition, updated with new chapter on the Opiod crisis

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads

Author: William R. Kelly
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539223
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Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders, their families, and their communities. Strategies that focus on behavior change are much more productive and cost effective for reducing crime than punishment, and in this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the United States needs to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and cost. He recommends proactive, evidence-based interventions to address criminogenic behavior; collaborative decision making from a variety of professions and disciplines; and a focus on innovative alternatives to incarceration, such as problem-solving courts and probation. Students, professionals, and policy makers alike will find in this comprehensive text a bracing discussion of how our criminal justice system became broken and the best strategies by which to fix it.

Drogen

Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035687
Format: PDF
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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky