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The Home Office report on drugs is emblematic of the global shift towards re-evaluating current drug policiese

Collins, John (2014) The Home Office report on drugs is emblematic of the global shift towards re-evaluating current drug policiese. British Politics and Policy at LSE (31 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The Home Office has just released a report that finds no evidence that criminalising drug use has any effect on consumption rates. John Collins welcomes the report, writing that the evidence has been clear for a long time that criminalisation not only fails to curb consumption and supply but also has a highly detrimental impact on public health. He writes that the choice now is between maintaining the broken status quo or pursuing evidence-based policies that facilitate economic development, protect public health and ensure respect for human rights.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 13:34
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 00:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74801

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