Drug Law Reform Debate

Cover - Drug Law Reform Debate
  • Drug Law Reform Debate
  • Volume 379
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 922084 58 3
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 922084 59 0
  • Year: 2014
  • E-book: $28.00

Illicit drug use in Australia is a significant justice, health, economic and social welfare issue. Relaxation of drug laws has been proposed by a number of reform groups, criminologists and commentators in response to concerns that existing government policies and criminal sanctions have been a failure. Opponents claim that such a relaxation of laws, including decriminalisation and legalisation, will remove the deterrent effect and increase drug use and unleash even greater drug-related problems into the community. This book examines the prevalence of illicit drug use, and presents a range of arguments in the drug policy reform debate. Should the law remain tough on drugs, or go softer on hard drugs?

Chapter 1: Illicit drugs and the law

Chapter 2: Drug policy reform debate

Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index