Drugs and Democracy : In Search of New Directions
The Australian government spends millions of dollars on attempting to control the illicit drug trade. Almost 85 per cent of these funds are allocated to law enforcement; 5 per cent goes to treatment and 10 per cent to prevention and research. Meanwhile, the drug industry in Australia grows bigger and richer every year, and as a result, rates of addiction, crime and death continue to rise. This work examines Australia's attempts to control the illicit drug industry and discusses how - within the confines of liberal democratic values and culture - strategies might be improved.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 139.7 x 213.4 x 20.3mm | 385.56g
- 01 Jul 2000
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
A valuable snapshot of the current state of drug policy in Australia. "Australian Book Review""