By Matthew B. Robinson, Renee G. Scherlen
Revised and up to date variation that analyses how the place of work of nationwide Drug keep watch over coverage employs records to misleadingly declare the battle on medications is a success.
First released in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug conflict records significantly analyzed claims made by means of the place of work of nationwide Drug regulate coverage (ONDCP), the White apartment employer of responsibility within the nation’s drug struggle given that 1989, as present in the six variants of the once a year nationwide Drug regulate approach among 2000 and 2005. during this revised and up-to-date moment version in their severely acclaimed paintings, Matthew B. Robinson and Renee G. Scherlen research seven newer variations (2006–2012) to once more make sure if ONDCP effectively and truthfully offers details or deliberately distorts facts to justify carrying on with the drug conflict. They discover the various ways that ONDCP manipulates records and visually offers that info to the general public. Their research demonstrates a drug struggle that always fails to minimize drug use, drug fatalities, or health problems linked to drug use; fails to supply remedy for drug-dependent clients; and drives up the costs of substances. They finish with coverage strategies for reforming ONDCP’s use of statistics, in addition to how the kingdom fights the battle on drugs.
Praise for the 1st Edition
“Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug battle facts is strangely effortless to learn, and Robinson and Scherlen have performed an immense want not just to critics of present drug coverage through compiling this damning critique of ONDCP claims, but additionally to a person attracted to how info is compiled, awarded, and misused by way of bureaucrats trying to protect their domain names. it may be required interpreting for participants of Congress.” — Drug conflict Chronicle ebook Review
“The authors have played a worthy carrier to our democracy with their meticulous research of the White condominium ONDCP public statements and studies. they've got pulled the sheet off what seems to be an reputable coverage of deception utilizing smart and infrequently clumsy makes an attempt at statistical manipulation. This record, ultimately, supplies us a map of the truth.” — Mike grey, writer of Drug loopy: How We received into This Mess and the way we will be able to Get Out
“Robinson and Scherlen make a invaluable contribution to documenting how ONDCP fails to reside as much as simple criteria of responsibility and consistency.” — Ethan Nadelmann, government Director, Drug coverage Alliance
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60 One means of achieving their goals is countering or refuting claims-making activities of the agencies involved in the war on drugs, including ONDCP. In the 2003 Strategy, ONDCP characterizes the efforts of some of these “well-funded legalization groups” as dishonest “misinformation”: [These groups] have even insinuated to young people that drug use is an adolescent rite of passage and that adults who tell them otherwise are seeking to limit opportunities for personal growth that are rightfully theirs.
Extradition was banned in 1991 by the new Colombian Constitution but has since been reinstated and used by American officials to extradite Colombians to the United States. In 1983, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) was founded, in Los Angeles. Since then, “the DARE curriculum has rapidly spread from the Los Angeles area to schools across the country. ”48 Unfortunately, virtually every analysis of the program finds it does not work. One scholar summarizes: “DARE is very popular with students, school administrators, police, and the general public.
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