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Some concluding thoughts

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/9781847423757.003.0012
Some concluding thoughts

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The final chapter involves an assessment of the situation that attempts to put into perspective various proposals. It presents and discusses the five questions, which must be asked to produce a rational drug policy. These questions involve: the justifications for controlling drugs; the likely implications as far as crime is concerned; commercial considerations; the groups of persons, if any, to be separated to receive special attention; and the type of enforcement that should operate to control rule breakers.

Keywords: drug; policy; crime; enforcement; commercial

Chapter.  3747 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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