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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,United Nations

22 countries made the list for 2016 including many of the usual suspects such as Colombia, Mexico, and Afghanistan. Countries are placed on the list even if a government has carried out the strongest narcotics control measures due to the presence of large numbers of drugs originating or transiting through the country. From the White House


Rodriquez v. United States

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Supreme Court/courts

6-3 decision of the Supreme Court that absent reasonable suspicion, prolonged extension of a police traffic stop to allow a dog to sniff for illegal drugs violates the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable seizures.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Treaties,United Nations

Volume 1 covers Drug and Chemical Control, while Volume 2 covers Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.  From the State Department

Federal Justice Statistics, 2011-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts


Offers data on the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment.  See also the Federal Justice Statistics, Statistical Tables for 2011 and 2012.  Also examines trends in drug arrests. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Federal Proposals to Tax Marijuana: An Economic Analysis

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Govt Finance,Taxes

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

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

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

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


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