Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, and Use the World Over

Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, and Use the World Over

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Focusing specifically on cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, the contributors to this volume present a brief history and analysis of the current laws and policies regarding illicit drugs-widely considered to be a growing international health threat-in 25 different countries. Illicit Drug Policies, Trafficking, and Use the World Over provides a wide breadth of valuable data and analysis for both scholars and students of this seemingly intractable social, legal, and political problem.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 430.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739109987
  • 9780739109984

About Heather Ahn-Redding

Caterina G. Roman is principal investigator in the Justice Department of The Urban Institute. Heather Ahn-Redding is assistant professor of criminal justice at High Point University. Rita J. Simon is professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Definition of Drug Use Chapter 3 Drugs Today Chapter 4 North America: United States, Canada, Mexico Chapter 5 Central and South America: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica Chapter 6 Western Europe: Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands Chapter 7 Eastern Europe: Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovak Republic Chapter 8 Middle East: Iran, Israel Chapter 9 Asia: China, Japan, India, Thailand Chapter 10 Africa: South Africa, Nigeria Chapter 11 The Pacific: Australia Chapter 12 Concluding Remarksshow more