Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Category: Social Science
Why does the administration continue to follow a drug policy of criminalization and enforcement? In this probing volume, Johns demonstrates that while the War on Drugs has been a failure in some respects, it has been highly successful in others--it has diverted attention from severe social problems, legitimated the virtual abandonment of the lower class, legitimated a vast expansion of U.S. state power and a consequent erosion of civil liberties, and furthered projections of U.S. power into Latin America. This book changes a trend in the literature by unmasking the real consequences of the Drug War.