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Legalize This!

The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs

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Legalize This! by Douglas Husak
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There are currently nearly half a million drug offenders incarcerated in US jails, more than the entire EU prison population. Added to the financial consequences of current drug policy there is the enormous human cost. Police corruption, organized crime, contempt for the law and drugs made dangerous because they are illegal and thus not subject to proper controls are other consequences of current drug policies. Politicians from all sides of the political spectrum are now beginning to ask: is it worth it? In arguing that criminalization is unjust, Douglas Husak explodes many of the myths that surround drug use. In some years, more than half of high school seniors take drugs, yet the US is not overrun with drug-crazed addicts. Horror stories of the dangers of drug use abound, but the truth is more prosaic; although recreational drugs are sometimes bad for users, there are between 80 and 90 million US citizens who have used illicit drugs without ill effects.

Author Biography

Douglas Husak is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of Drugs and Rights and Philosophy of Criminal Law.
Release date NZ
July 31st, 2002
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Verso Books
Pages
207
Dimensions
139x214x13
ISBN-13
9781859843208
Product ID
1649479

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