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Towards more effective global drug policies

Chatwin, Caroline (2018) Towards more effective global drug policies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 246 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-92071-9. E-ISBN 978-3-319-92072-6. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-92072-6) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:67133)

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This book examines the topical issue of global drug policy and outlines five steps that could be taken to improve its effectiveness. A public criminology approach is applied to explore not only what could be done, but also why it matters and how it could be achieved. It argues that more effective global drug policies require an acknowledgement of the failure of a war on drugs approach and the harms it has caused. Instead, strategies that reduce drug related harm should be prioritised. An innovative and diverse range of approaches should be developed that are underpinned by evaluation and dissemination of results. Finally, the horizons of the drug policy debate should be broadened. In line with the central aims of public criminology, this book provides an accessible contribution to global drug policy debates that links theory and practice and which will have appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-319-92072-6
Uncontrolled keywords: Global drug policy; harm reduction; evidence based policy;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Caroline Chatwin
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 14:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:54 UTC
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