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With a new preface

Looking back on the 25-year war on drugs, Michael Massing offers a blistering critique of the politics and narrow-mindedness that have made our national drug policy a failure, and he proposes what must be done--stressing treatment over imprisonment--to begin to rescue addicts from the street and diminish the hold drugs have in this country.

Synopsis:

Massing confronts the failure of the "war on drugs" and documents the much greater potential for reclaiming drug addicts that can be had by treatment and support rather than criminalization, and at a lower cost than building ever more prisons and militarizing drug source countries in Latin America.

About the Author

Michael Massing is a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. Named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992, he has been reporting on the drug world for the last ten years. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520223356
Author:
Massing, Michael
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
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Author:
Mich&amp
Author:
Massing, Mich&amp
Author:
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Author:
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Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Narcotics, control of
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Drug abuse -- United States.
Subject:
Drug traffic -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
99-9
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
343
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.01 lb

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Drugs and Culture
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
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