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Towards More Effective Global Drug Policies

Authors: Chatwin, Caroline

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  • Outlines five steps that need to be taken in order to improve global drug policy –a topic that is under pressure for reform 
  • Offers an accessible and coherent analysis of the recent changes to the drugs debate
  • Appeals to academics and students from a wide variety of disciplines including criminology, social policy, public health, addiction research, European studies, and politics 
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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.


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Caroline Chatwin is Reader in Criminology at the University of Kent, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Chatwin, Caroline

  • Step One: Acknowledge the Failure of a War on Drugs Strategy and the Harm it has Caused

    Pages 21-51

    Chatwin, Caroline

  • Step Two: Recognise the Primary Importance of Addressing the Harm That Stems From and is Associated With Drug Use and Drug Control Policies

    Pages 53-89

    Chatwin, Caroline

  • Step Three: Encourage the Development of Innovative Strategies of Drug Control

    Pages 91-124

    Chatwin, Caroline

  • Step Four: Ensure That Drug Policy Innovations are Evaluated, and Evidence on Their Effectiveness is Shared Widely

    Pages 125-155

    Chatwin, Caroline

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards More Effective Global Drug Policies
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92072-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92072-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92071-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06356-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 246
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