- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 21, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0742542459
- ISBN-13: 978-0742542457
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Drugs and Society demonstrates the counterproductive futility of the war on drugs--expanding black markets and increasing economic, public health, and social costs. Leading scholars from the relevant disciplines show how we created this disaster and offer a variety of policy alternatives. I strongly recommend this book for colleagues and policy makers in the social and behavioral sciences and public health. (Jeffrey A. Miron, Ph.D.)
The authors of this edited volume present a civil and informed discussion of many of the issues in the United States' current drug policy. The diversity of backgrounds [of the contributors] contributes to the richness of references and viewpoints offered. This is a solid book, full of thoughtful discussions and rich with helpful citations into the vast drug policy literature. (Paul Binner Contemporary Psychology: Apa Review Of Books)
The range of well-written and well-balanced chapters is matched by the diversity of the authors, e.g., sociologists, economists, psychologists, and lawyers. Highly Recommended. (Choice)
Just because politicians won’t talk about it doesn’t mean scholars shouldn’t think about it. This impressive volume takes critical thinking about drug legalization to a new level. Anyone who thinks drug prohibition is essential to the survival of modern society needs to think hard about what these authors have to say. (Ethan Nadelmann)
The authors of this edited volume present a civil and informed discussion of many of the issues in the United States' current drug policy. The diversity of backgrounds [of the contributors] contributes to the richness of references and viewpoints offered.This is a solid book, full of thoughtful discussions and rich with helpful citations into the vast drug policy literature.... (Paul Binner Contemporary Psychology: Apa Review Of Books)
About the Author
Jefferson M. Fish (Ph.D., Columbia University) is professor of psychology at St. John's University. He is a member of the board of directors and of the executive committee of Partnership for Responsible Drug Information, and adjunct coordinator of the Committee on Drugs and the Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Dr. Fish is the author, editor, or co-editor of six books, and is the author of more than a hundred journal articles, book chapters, and other works.
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