INEFFECTIVENESS, FINANCIAL WASTE, AND UNFAIRNESS: THE LEGACY OF THE WAR ON DRUGS

@article{Mitchell2009INEFFECTIVENESSFW,
  title={INEFFECTIVENESS, FINANCIAL WASTE, AND UNFAIRNESS: THE LEGACY OF THE WAR ON DRUGS},
  author={Ojmarrh Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of Crime and Justice},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={1 - 19}
}
ABSTRACT This article serves as an introduction to the special issue of the Journal of Crime & Justice on the legacy of the War on Drugs. In it, I argue that the War on Drugs is a major shift in U.S. drug control strategy, one that significantly expanded U.S. drug control efforts and the use of punitive criminal justice sanctions in those efforts. Further, despite massive public investment in these intensified drug control efforts, the War on Drugs has been a failure that has exacted… 

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