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New Approaches to Drug Policies

A Time for Change

  • Marten W. Brienen
  • Jonathan D. Rosen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Marten W. Brienen, Jonathan D. Rosen
      Pages 1-13
  3. Case Studies

  4. Themes

  5. Policy SolutionS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Jonathan D. Rosen, Vanessa Rayart
      Pages 213-228
    3. Fida Mohammad, Gregory Fulkerson
      Pages 229-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book


The US-led war on drugs has failed: drugs remain purer, cheaper and more readily available than ever. Extreme levels of violence have also grown as drug traffickers and organized criminals compete for control of territory. This book points towards a number of crucial challenges, policy solutions and alternatives to the current drug strategies.


Drug policies drug war alternative policies war on drugs organised crime criminology prisons illicit drugs illegal drugs gangs trafficking crime Delinquency drugs narcotics Nation violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Marten W. Brienen
    • 1
  • Jonathan D. Rosen
    • 2
  1. 1.Oklahoma State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Universidad del MarMexico

About the editors

Marten W. Brienen, Oklahoma State University, USA. Roger G. Dunham, University of Miami, USA. Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute, USA. Gregory Fulkerson, State University of New York, Oneonta, USA. Betty Horwitz, University of Miami, USA. Cailtin Elizabeth Hughes, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Australia. Hanna Samir Kassab, University of Miami, USA. Bradford R. McGuinn, University of Miami, USA. Fida Mohammed, State University of New York, Oneonta, USA. Keri K. O'Neal, California State University, USA. J. Bryan Page, University of Miami, USA. Susan A. Phillips, Pitzer College, USA. Vanessa Rayan, University of Miami, USA. Jonathan D. Rosen, Universidad del Mar, Mexico. Alex Stevens, University of Kent, UK. Steven L. West, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. Marcelo Rocha e Silva Zorovich, University of Miami, USA.

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