Drug Science + British Drug Policy Critical Analysis of Misuse of Drugs Act
Drug Science and British Drug Policy Critical Analysis of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - Ilana B. Crome (editor), David J. Nutt (editor), Alex Stevens (editor)
Ilana B. Crome (editor), David J. Nutt (editor), Alex Stevens (editor)
For half a century the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has dominated ill-conceived approaches to the prohibition of drugs and the criminalisation of many offenders. Wilful blindness to scientific facts has distorted the dispensation of justice, prevented lifesaving investigation, sidelined critics and thwarted advocates of politically inconvenient drugs law reform.
This once in an epoch review by experts from a range of disciplines, Drug Science and British Drug Policy shows how lawmakers and the media have ignored the scientific evidence to sustain badly founded rhetoric in favour of blanket bans, punishment and the marginalisation of opponents. Countless individuals (including the vulnerable, deprived, addicted and mentally ill) have therefore suffered unnecessarily.
Number of pages:320