Item description for Regulating European Drug Problems:Administrative Measures and Civil Law in the Control of Drug Trafficking, Nuisance, and Use by Nicholas Dorn...
Throughout Europe from town halls and regional governments, through national Parliaments and ministries, to the high institutions of the European Union there runs a vigorous debate on organised crime, municipal safety and private conduct. Drug problems and what to do about them so often sit at the intersection of these debates. As for legal responses, throughout the 1990s the focus of attention has been primarily on the criminal law. New criminal offenses have been created, partly in response to influences `from above' (from international and European agreements) and partly in response to pressure `from below' (concerns of citizens at national and sub-national levels). But although criminal law certainly is important as far as the development of drug controls is concerned, it is by no means the whole story. There is a parallel history, a regulatory one, consisting of the increasing use of administrative measures, some of which are directly concerned with drugs whilst others are more general but equally applicable. These responses, together with civil law, variously function as adjuncts to criminal law, or as alternatives to it, in relation to drug trafficking at European and national levels, drug-related public nuisance as it concerns citizens at municipal level, and drug users. After charting existing measures in the legal orders of Member states and of the Community, the work looks at prospects for administrative drug controls after Amsterdam -- in the context of the development of the Single Market, cooperation against crime and insecurity, subsidiarity and human rights. At a practical level, the study offers provocative ideas to policy-makers and administrators working at the interface of city-level, national and European responses to drugs. For scholars and students, the book's comparative legal research and European synthesis forges new linkages between fields of law, organised crime, and economic and social regulation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 9, 1998
ISBN 9041110585 ISBN13 9789041110589
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More About Nicholas Dorn
Nicholas Dorn has an academic affiliation as follows - School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam Formerly of the Erasmus Un.