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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Proposals to Tax Marijuana: An Economic Analysis

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43785.pdf

Provides an overview of marijuana production, possible justifications for imposing federal taxes, estimates the level of taxes that might be raised, and analyzes possible marijuana tax designs.  Also discusses potential administration and enforcement problems. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Drug Enforcement in the United States: History, Policy ,and Trends

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43749.pdf

Outlines historic changes in U.S. drug enforcement to provide au understanding of why certain laws and policies were implemented and how these changes shaped current drug enforcement policy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan: After a Decade of Reconstruction …

Categories: Afghanistan,Drug Trafficking,Maps/Geography

http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/special%20projects/SIGAR-15-10-SP.pdf

Finds that after the spending of $7 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, opium poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

 

How Much Crime is Drug-Related? History, Limitations, and Potential Improvements of Estimation Methods

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/246404.pdf

Investigates the relationship between drugs and crime and then the relationship between crime and its costs to make users of crime and drug estimates more effective in their use.  From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service

 

The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43701.pdf

Describes the background of the 1033 Program, by which the Department of Defense transferred surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities, and congressional reporting requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Allow Delayed Retroactive Reduction in Drug Trafficking Sentences

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Headlines

http://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/news/press-releases-and-news-advisories/press-releases/20140718_press_release.pdf

Press release announcing decision to reduce federal sentencing guideline levels for drug trafficking at the base level and apply the reduced sentences retroactively to those in prison.  The reductions would become effective after November 1, 2015.  From the U.S. Sentencing Commission

 

World Drug Report 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr2014/World_Drug_Report_2014_web.pdf

Annual overview of major developments in drug markets for various drug categories.  Includes recent statistics and trend analysis of global illicit drug markets and tables on drug cultivation, production and eradication.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43616.pdf

Examines current political, economic, social, and human rights conditions in El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

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