Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781842774991 Published August 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842774984 Published August 2004 For sale in North and South America only

Caribbean Drugs

From Criminalization to Harm Reduction

Axel Klein, Marcus Day, and Anthony Harriott

Caribbean Drugs

Axel Klein, Marcus Day, and Anthony Harriott

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272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2004
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781842774991 Published August 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842774984 Published August 2004 For sale in North and South America only
'Policy makers in many parts of the world are interested in the role of Caribbean countries in the production and trans-shipment of illicit drugs. However, the self-interest of developed countries has not been matched by an analysis of drug use and problems in the Caribbean itself. This very welcome book provides a unique insight into smaller countries' attempts to shape their policy and response to drugs in the context of national, regional and international imperatives.' - Professor Gerry Stimson, Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, Imperial College, London

'About a century ago a few colonial countries plus the USA designed a system of prohibiting drugs that now can be considered a major problem for human rights and state sovereignty. This book's useful analysis of the unintended consequences in the Caribbean transit zone of prohibition as drug 'control' may help bring about a much needed review of the system.' - Professor Peter Cohen, Centre for Drug Research, University of Amsterdam

'A refreshing look at how the criminalization of ganja has driven a wedge between society and the state in the Caribbean, and how the prosecution of possession fills up the gaols while the differential application of the law allows traffickers to go free. The book is realistic in acknowledging the irresistible pressure from North America and Europe to stop the trafficking through these countries but cogently makes the point that this should not drive domestic policy into more and more punitive responses.' - Cindy Fazey, Professor of International Relations, University of Liverpool

'This book fills a major gap, providing substance abuse researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and general readers on both sides of the Atlantic with a collection of interesting and provocative essays. I highly recommend it.' - James A. Inciardi, Director, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware
Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
About Drugscope
Preface
Notes on Contributors

PART 1: BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

Introduction - Axel Klein, Marcus Day, Anthony Harriott

1: The Search for a New Drug Policy Framework: From the Barbados Plan of action to the Ganja Commission: - Axel Klein

PART 2: POLICY RESPONSES: ADAPTING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE REGION

2: Criminalizing Cultural Practice: The Case of Ganja in Jamaica - Barry Chevannes

3: Drugs Court in Jamaica: Means to an End or End in Itself? - Anthony Harriott and Marlyn Jones

4: Drugs and the Prison System: Impact of Legislative Changes on the Prison Crises in the Commonwealth Caribbean Region - Wendy Singh

5: Rethinking Privatisation: The State and Illegal Drugs in the Commonwealth Caribbean - Philip Nanton

PART 3: INTERVENTIONS ON THE GROUND: PUTTING DEMAND REDUCTION INTO PRACTICE

6: Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation in Jamaica and the Caribean - Howard Gough

7: What's the Hook? Diary of a Drop-in Centre or Rehabilitation Before Abstinence - Marcus Day

8: Cayman Drug Council: Practising Harm Reduction in a Zero Tolerance Society - Catherine Chestnut

9: Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Drug Research: Pitfalls of Gathering Sensitive Information in the Caribbean Context - Jennifer Hillebrand

PART 4: RESPONSES TO OPPORTUNITY: ECONOMICS OF DRUGS

10: Illicit Drug Markets in the Caribbean: Analysis of Information on Drug Flows Through the Region - Michael Platzer

11: The Ganja Industry and Alternative Development in St Vincent and the Grenadines - Axel Klein

Index
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