|Titre :||From law to regulation: Re-appraising the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (2021)|
|Auteurs :||T. SEDDON|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drugs and Alcohol Today (Vol.21, n°4, 2021)|
|Article en page(s) :||289-297|
|Discipline :||LOI (Loi et son application / Law enforcement)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASELEGISLATION ; POLITIQUE ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; HISTOIRE ; PROHIBITION ; REGULATION
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to re-appraise the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in order to develop alternative and new ideas for drug law reform.
Design/methodology/approach: The approach is to analyse the Act from historical and socio-legal perspectives, drawing on the inter-disciplinary field of regulation studies.
Findings: The Act has its roots in radical counter-cultural reform activism in the 1960s. Its innovative legal structure has enabled a diverse range of policy approaches to be possible over the last 50 years. Future drug law reform efforts need to broaden out from a narrow focus on law and also to engage more seriously with the politics of drug law and policy.
Originality/value: Drawing on the inter-disciplinary field of regulation studies leads to novel insights about the politics and practice of drug law reform.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||UCL Social Research Institute, University College London, London, UK|