Learning from Crack
Mark William Osler
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-09
This relatively brief (6,900 word) essay tells a compelling story and makes a simple point: That the development and spread of crack cocaine in the United States was a product of economics rather than a grand conspiracy or government action. “Learning from Crack” takes a close look at where crack came from and where it went, while urging a business-model approach to addressing crime which is driven by economic forces.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: crack cocaine, sentencing, criminal law, criminal justiceworking papers series
Date posted: March 19, 2012 ; Last revised: March 20, 2012
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