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NCJ Number: 153545 Find in a Library
Title: Analytic View of Drug Control Policies
Author(s): M H Moore
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 17
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Harvard University
John F Kennedy School of Government
Program in Criminal Justice Policy Management
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United States of America
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Type: Presentation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Issues concerning drug control policy are explored.
Abstract: This speech develops an argument regarding a drug control policy the objective of which is to minimize the aggregate losses in individual behavior that could, in the absence of a drug policy, be attributed to drug use. The speaker argues that the problem of drug use is not all drug consumption, but only that drug use which results in the deterioration of an individual's health, economic independence, and danger to others. The speaker suggests that the largest portion of this problem is in all likelihood concentrated among chronic, intensive users of drugs. With this abstract view of the drug abuse situation in mind, he discusses and evaluates a supply reduction strategy, arguing that complications raised by this type of strategy can be accommodated by introducing the concept of effective prices for different drugs in different markets. Objectives of a supply reduction strategy are presented in tabular form.
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug Policy
Note: DCC. Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management Working Paper 90-01-19, containing a speech delivered to the Committee on the Problems of Drug Dependence, June 1978, in Baltimore, Maryland.
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