Decriminalizing Heroin

Packer, Herbert L.
June 1972
New Republic;6/3/72, Vol. 166 Issue 23, p11
Discusses the increase in crime rate in urban areas due to heroin trafficking. Description of the policy of U.S. President Richard Nixon towards the problem; Information on the volume and scale of heroin trade; Importance of decriminalization of heroin trade for reducing crime; Role of police corruption in heroin traffic; Comment that crime is a social and political artifact, not a natural phenomenon.


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