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LLB180 Drug Prohibition Research Essay

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LLB180 Mid-session assignment research essay on the issue of the failure of drug prohibition in preventing harm and the issue of over-criminalisation of drugs.

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LLB180 Drug Prohibition Research Essay
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Law Foreign relations Drug control law Drug culture Drug policy Public health Substance abuse Illicit drug use in Australia Prohibition of drugs Drug policy reform Drug prohibition law Harm reduction Stephen James Odgers David Brown Ibid Andrew Macintosh
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Law Foreign relations Drug control law Drug culture Drug policy Public health Substance abuse Illicit drug use in Australia Prohibition of drugs Drug policy reform Drug prohibition law Harm reduction Stephen James Odgers David Brown Ibid Andrew Macintosh
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Since the prohibition of drugs there has been insufficient evidence to suggest that total prohibition has done effectively anything to control the market or deter drug use. Rather it can be seen that the absolute eradication of drug use is not achievable as long as there is demand and therefore changes are necessary in order to make NSW drug laws more just and fair whilst still sending a clear message to the community that drug use is not tolerable. The harm principle states that ‘the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others’.1 The concept of harm is one that is often used for the primary justification o...
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