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An analytic assessment of U.S. drug policy, David Boyum, Peter Reuter

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An analytic assessment of U.S. drug policy
Title
An analytic assessment of U.S. drug policy
Statement of responsibility
David Boyum, Peter Reuter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, David Boyum and Peter Reuter provide an assessment of how well the massive investment of tax dollars and government authority is working. Using a market framework, the book discusses the nature and effectiveness of efforts to tackle the nation's drug problems. Drug policy has become increasingly punitive, with the number of drug offenders in jail and prison growing tenfold between 1980 and 2003. Nevertheless, there is strikingly little evidence that tougher law enforcement can materially reduce drug use. By contrast, drug treatment services remain in short supply, even though research indicates that treatment expenditures easily pay for themselves in terms of reduced crime and improved productivity."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyum, David
Dewey number
362.29/1561/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.B696 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reuter, Peter
  • American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Series statement
AEI evaluative studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug control
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Public Policy
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • United States
  • United States
Label
An analytic assessment of U.S. drug policy, David Boyum, Peter Reuter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-123)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Historical development -- State and local policy -- Objectives of U.S. drug policy -- Supply reduction vs. demand reduction -- 2. America's drug problems -- Overview -- Drug use -- Consequences of drug use -- 3. Current policy -- Overview -- The dynamics of the drug-control budget -- Enforcement -- Treatment -- Prevention -- 4. Policy effectiveness -- Standards of effectiveness -- Enforcement effectiveness -- Source-country control -- Interdiction -- Domestic enforcement -- User sanctions -- Treatment effectiveness -- Prevention effectiveness -- 5. Policy reform -- Domestic enforcement -- Demand-side programs -- Targeting heavy users -- Harm reduction -- Shifting the burden of proof
Control code
57344292
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 133 pages
Isbn
9780844741918
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
An analytic assessment of U.S. drug policy, David Boyum, Peter Reuter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-123)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Historical development -- State and local policy -- Objectives of U.S. drug policy -- Supply reduction vs. demand reduction -- 2. America's drug problems -- Overview -- Drug use -- Consequences of drug use -- 3. Current policy -- Overview -- The dynamics of the drug-control budget -- Enforcement -- Treatment -- Prevention -- 4. Policy effectiveness -- Standards of effectiveness -- Enforcement effectiveness -- Source-country control -- Interdiction -- Domestic enforcement -- User sanctions -- Treatment effectiveness -- Prevention effectiveness -- 5. Policy reform -- Domestic enforcement -- Demand-side programs -- Targeting heavy users -- Harm reduction -- Shifting the burden of proof
Control code
57344292
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 133 pages
Isbn
9780844741918
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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