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The Resource The 2004 cannabis law reforms in Western Australia, the United Kingdom : a case of too much caution?, Greg Swensen

The 2004 cannabis law reforms in Western Australia, the United Kingdom : a case of too much caution?, Greg Swensen

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The 2004 cannabis law reforms in Western Australia, the United Kingdom : a case of too much caution?
Title
The 2004 cannabis law reforms in Western Australia, the United Kingdom
Title remainder
a case of too much caution?
Statement of responsibility
Greg Swensen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The past three decades has been a period of intense and sustained debate about the wisdom of police continuing to rigorously apply laws that prohibit the use, possession and cultivation of cannabis. Given a large number of young adults have been exposed to the drug, with few experiencing apparent serious detriment, policy makers have been required to justify the continuation of a system of criminalisation of cannabis. This book examines the cannabis law reforms that occurred in early 2004 in Western Australia (WA) and the United Kingdom (UK) and what lessons can be learnt from these successful reforms as compared to New Zealand, where cannabis law reform did not succeed. In WA new legislation established an all encompassing framework of the circumstances in which police could issue cannabis infringement notices (CINs) involving three offences. Compared to the prescriptive approach in WA, in the UK there was limited legislative reform, with emphasis on expanding police discretion to issue street warnings for cannabis possession. This book is relevant to those who want to understand the processes to maximise the possibility of successful cannabis law reform. The failure of reform in New Zealand highlights the important role that groups and community organisations can perform to garner and sustain public support in circumstances where a government pleads a lack of capacity for parliamentary reform"--Back cover
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Swensen, Greg
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Law reform
  • Law reform
  • Law reform
Label
The 2004 cannabis law reforms in Western Australia, the United Kingdom : a case of too much caution?, Greg Swensen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (LLM)--Murdoch University, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9783639031775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320957573
Label
The 2004 cannabis law reforms in Western Australia, the United Kingdom : a case of too much caution?, Greg Swensen
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (LLM)--Murdoch University, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9783639031775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320957573

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