Drug Law Reform Debate

Volume 379

Editor: Justin Healey

Print book ISBN: 9781922084583

E-book ISBN: 9781922084590

Year: 2014

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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

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