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Legalisation and crime

Philip Bean

in Legalising drugs

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781847423757
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847423757.003.0006
Legalisation and crime

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This chapter looks at the links between drug use and crime. The links between drug use and crime have dominated much of the debate on legalising drugs. According to legalisers, prohibition produces and promotes crime. Prohibitionists accept crime as inevitable, but it prevents more than it creates; legalisers say they can reduce it. This chapter also discusses the nine major allegations that critics say occur as a result of prohibition.

Keywords: drug; crime; legalisation; prohibition

Chapter.  9296 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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