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Author Miron, Jeffrey A.

Title Drug war crimes : the consequences of prohibition / Jeffrey A. Miron
Published Oakland, Calif. : Independent Institute, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (109 pages) : illustrations
Contents The economic analysis of drug prohibition -- The effect of drug prohibition on drug consumption : evidence from alcohol prohibition -- Prohibition and violence -- Is prohibition good policy? -- Alternatives to prohibition and other policies towards drugs
Summary Publisher description: An analysis of the true costs, benefits, and consequences of enforcing drug prohibition is presented in this book. Miron argues that prohibition's effects on drug use have been modest and that prohibition has numerous side effects, most of them highly undesirable. In particular, prohibition is shown to directly increase violent crime, even in cases where it deters drug use. Miron's analysis leads to a disturbing finding-the more resources given to the fight against drugs, the greater the homicide rate. The costs and benefits of several alternatives to the war on drugs are examined
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-101) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug control.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1598131478 (electronic bk.)
1598131486 (electronic bk.)
9781598131475 (electronic bk.)
9781598131482 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Consequences of prohibition