Illegal Drugs: Condone or Incarcerate?

Illegal Drugs: Condone or Incarcerate?

by Richard Worth


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The United States has conducted an official War on Drugs for thirty years; a war that it doesn't appear to be winning. Since it began in the 1970s, the percentage of the population imprisoned for drug-related sentences has shot up, as has the length of the sentences. In Illegal Drugs: Condone or Incarcerate? author Richard Worth takes a look at the controversy surrounding the way we handle illegal drugs, and at the debate over whether legalization, treatment, harsher sentences, or some combination of all of these may be the solution

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761442349
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Controversy! Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Illegal Drugs-The Issues 9

2 American Attitudes Toward Drugs 21

3 The Impact of Drug Use 33

4 Can the Flow of Drugs Be Stopped? 46

5 Prison for Drug Offenders 58

6 Should Illegal Drugs Be Legalized? 71

7 Harm Reduction and Drug Treatment 81

8 The War on Drugs and the Constitution 92

Chronology 102

Notes 103

Further Information 116

Bibliography 118

Index 119

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