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Overview

Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia is a multi-author look at drugs in East and Southeast Asia, on drug policy, patterns and trends, local problems, human rights abuses, treatment prospects, and potential reforms. From the history of drugs in Asia, the book examines recent trends in illicit drugs, especially the present enormous amphetamine problems. It addresses recent policy shifts, especially harm reduction responses to the devastating drug-associated HIV epidemics. It explores further necessary reform, especially in regard to the abysmally inhuman current emphasis on detention and the death penalty for drug offences, and present the most recent evidence on effective and humane approaches to drug treatments. As the first comprehensive collection on illicit drug and harm reduction in East and Southeast Asia, it will be a vital resource for health professionals, policymakers, and others working there—and elsewhere—on drug policy reform. As the first comprehensive collection on illicit drugs and harm reduction in East and Southeast Asia, it will be a vital resource for health professionals, policymakers, and others working on East and Southeast Asia—and elsewhere—on drug policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739184929
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Fifa Rahman is policy manager at the Malaysian AIDS Council.

Nick Crofts is director of the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 3: Historical Perspectives of Drug Use in Asia
Chapter 4: Harm Reduction is Good Public Health
Chapter 5: Human Rights and Drug Policy
Chapter 6: Drug Users and Imprisonment
Chapter 7: Law Enforcement and Drug Policy in Southeast Asia
Chapter 8: Effective Development and Effective Drug Control are Interdependent: the example of Southeast Asia
Chapter 9: Illicit drug policy in Southeast Asia – The Users’ Perspective
Chapter 10: Harm Reduction: The Islamic Perspective
Chapter 11: HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection among People who Inject Drugs in East and Southeast Asia
Chapter 12: Unpacking Compulsory ‘Rehabilitation’ in Asia: Problems and Possible Solutions
Chapter 13: Responding to ATS use in East and Southeast Asia
Chapter 14: Case Study No. 1: Harm Reduction and Drug Policy in Thailand – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Chapter 15: Case Study No. 2: Drug Policy in Taiwan
Chapter 16: Case Study No. 3: Emerging from a Black Box: Drug Policymaking in Vietnam
Chapter 17: Case Study No. 4: Drug Policy in China
Chapter 18: Case Study No. 5: Compulsory Drug Rehabilitation in China
Chapter 19: Alternatives to Criminal Justice: Drug Courts, Drug Diversion, and Decriminalisation
Chapter 20: Capital Punishment for Drug Offences
Chapter 21: Drug Treatment Across Asia
Chapter 22: The Way Forward

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