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Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics (Paperback) Loot Price: R588
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Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics (Paperback): Matthew B. Robinson, Renee G. Scherlen

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics (Paperback)

Matthew B. Robinson, Renee G. Scherlen

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This book critically analyzes claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation's drug war. Specifically, the book examines six editions of the annual National Drug Control Strategy between 2000 and 2005 to determine if ONDCP accurately and honestly presents information or intentionally distorts evidence to justify continuing the war on drugs. Matthew B. Robinson and Renee G. Scherlen uncover the many ways in which ONDCP manipulates statistics and visually presents that information to the public. Their analysis demonstrates a drug war that consistently fails to reduce drug use, drug fatalities or illnesses associated with drug use; fails to provide treatment for drug dependent users; and drives up the prices of drugs. They conclude with policy recommendations for reforming ONDCP's use of statistics, as well as how the nation fights the war on drugs.

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Imprint: State University of New York Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2007
First published: 2007
Authors: Matthew B. Robinson • Renee G. Scherlen
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 286
ISBN-13: 978-0-7914-6976-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
LSN: 0-7914-6976-X
Barcode: 9780791469767

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