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The War on Marijuana: The Transformation of War Drugs in the 1990's

Autores: Ryan S. King y Marc Mauer

Fecha: Mayo 2005

Fragmento del original: In order to provide a framework for assessing the role of marijuana enforcement in the criminal justice system, we have conducted a national analysis of marijuana offenders for the period of 1990 to 2002. This includes an assessment of trends in arrest, sentencing, and incarceration, along with an evaluation of the impact of these developments on marijuana price and availability, and the use of crime control resources. Our analysis indicates that the “war on drugs” in the 1990s was, essentially, a “war on marijuana.