Teaching Note—No Peace Without Justice: Addressing the United States’ War on Drugs in Social Work Education

@article{Bowen2016TeachingNP,
  title={Teaching Note—No Peace Without Justice: Addressing the United States’ War on Drugs in Social Work Education},
  author={Elizabeth A. Bowen and Helen Redmond},
  journal={Journal of Social Work Education},
  year={2016},
  volume={52},
  pages={503 - 508}
}
  • E. BowenH. Redmond
  • Published 24 August 2016
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Social Work Education
ABSTRACT The United States’ War on Drugs encompasses a body of legislation characterized by punitive approaches to drug control. These policies have resulted in escalating incarceration rates and have extracted a particularly harsh toll on low-income people of color. This article argues that education on the War on Drugs is essential for effective practice with people affected by addictions and is also an important social justice issue. It is thus the responsibility of educators to incorporate… 
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