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How the Drug War Ruins American Lives (Hardcover) (Arthur Benavie)

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The author argues that the war on drugs in the US has negatively affected human and property rights. He explains how policing for profit has allowed police and prosecutors to earn revenue through drug arrests, traffic stops, raids, and random drug sweeps, creating corruption and impacting civil liberties; how racism impacts the war on drugs, with discussion of police bias in Seattle and New York; the damage to civil liberties due to the increase in undercover police and criminal informants; the post-prison penalties faced by those convicted of a drug offense, such as obstacles to employment, housing, welfare, education benefits, driver's licenses, and voting rights; how the escalation of the war has led to random drug testing of employees and students; and whether the drug war is ending. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / Social Policy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Arthur Benavie
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2016
TCIN: 51101683
UPC: 9781440850110
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-5018
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