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NCJ Number: 183835 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Precipice: Illicit Drugs, Organised Crime, Fallacies of Legalisation, Worsening Problems, Solutions
Author(s): Athol Moffitt; John Malouf; Craig Thompson
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 241
Sponsoring Agency: International Specialized Book Services
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86840-552-3
Sale Source: International Specialized Book Services
5804 NE Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Developed for use by drug policymakers, health care workers, and concerned parents and citizens, this book compiles information on the effects of drugs on individuals and society, based on the knowledge of law, history, and pharmacology of the authors.
Abstract: The book focuses on the initiation of problems caused by drug use and the resulting harmful effects. Book chapters look at drug dependence and tolerance, harms and dangers of cannabis and other illicit drugs, objectives and tactics of the anti-prohibition movements, the escalation of drug use, legal drug markets, organized crime related to drugs, international drug policies and United Nations conventions, drug legalization and decriminalization, and drug awareness and education. Additional information is appended on the 1988 United Nations Convention, a procedural code, and legal heroin for drug addicts and legal shooting galleries. References and endnotes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Decriminalization; Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug dependence; Drug effects; Drug law enforcement; Drug law offenses; Drug legalization; Drug Policy; Drug regulation; Drug Related Crime; Drug use; Heroin; Marijuana; Organized crime; United Nations (UN)
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