Drugs, Decriminalization of: Cultural Concerns
This article defines drugs and decriminalization, addresses how the debate about decriminalization has changed in the last decade, considers whether criminalizing recreational drug use is a legitimate infringement of individual liberties, and provides an analysis of the costs and benefits of decriminalization, including the uncertainties involved. It concludes that the outcome of decriminalization is inevitably uncertain and that much depends on the details of the decriminalization scheme.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Morse, Stephen J., "Drugs, Decriminalization of: Cultural Concerns" (2015). Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law. 2686.