How to Legalize Drugs
To examine the problem and propose solutions, Jefferson Fish has marshaled contributions from some two dozen creative thinkers representing the disciplines of anthropology, economics, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.
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- Hardback | 704 pages
- 161 x 233 x 44mm | 1,098g
- 01 Jul 1998
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Renowned scholars offer compelling logic to the effect that the United States' cure for illegal drug use is worse than the problem. The authors offer reasoned arguments for reform of drug control policies that will be valuable to professionals in the field as well as serve as a base for a national debate on how to end the ill-conceived war on drugs. -- Joseph D. McNamara, D.P.A., Stanford University; former police chief, San Jose, CA This is a comprehensive, insightful book written by scholars and authorities from a broad range of disciplines looking at different approaches to drug legalization. It is a must for health and criminal justice professionals, politicians, and all other Americans concerned about solutions to our drug and drug-related problems. Many issues associated with drug legalization, both moral and constitutional, are considered. All perspectives are rooted in scientific data, not in feelings or fears. Hopefully, the book will force thinking people to begin to ask critical questions instead of responding emotionally. It should help concerned citizens think through issues to formulate an alternative to our current drugs policy. Once you read this excellent book, you will realize we can no longer do nothing. I highly recommend it for policy makers, physicians, and everyone else concerned about the drug war, especially as it relates to future generations. This book will turn your concern into commitment. -- Joycelyn Edlers, M.D., former surgeon general, United States
About Jefferson M. Fish
Jefferson M. Fish, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University, where he has served as Department Chair and also as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. He is a past Chair of the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences and past President of the Division of Academic Psychology of the New York State Psychological Association, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Partnership for Responsible Drug Information.