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NCJ Number: 127363 Find in a Library
Title: Abolition of Drug Policy: Toward Strategic Alternatives
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:(Fall 1990)  Pages:647-658
Author(s): H van Mastrigt
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this article it will be argued that not only should the prohibitionist approach toward drug problems be abolished but also that it should be seriously considered whether there is a need for any separate drug policy as such.
Abstract: In order to achieve the abolition of drug policy, it is important to develop strategic alternatives for the short term. These alternatives should be aimed at lessening the adverse effects of current drug policy in specific localities in the world without, however, further legitimizing the current system of drug control. 9 notes and 42 references (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Decriminalization
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug legalization; Drug regulation; Society-crime relationships
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