Learning from Crack
26 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2012 Last revised: 20 Mar 2012
Date Written: 2012
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.
Keywords: crack cocaine, sentencing, criminal law, criminal justice
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