Items tagged with proportionality

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Drug guidelines suggest lighter sentences for 'social dealers' [24-01-12] Recreational drug users who naively buy small quantities to share with their friends could avoid jail under sentencing guidelines for drug offences. T...
Justices to Decide on Fairness in Drug Sentences [28-11-11] The Supreme Court agreed to resolve a question that has vexed the lower federal courts since Congress enacted a law to narrow the gap between sentence...
The punishment must fit the crime, even for drug users [02-11-11] The case of the Australian boy arrested on drug charges in Bali offers the opportunity to review our nation's own response to drug use, both he...
Congress on Speed [01-11-11] If Congress were functioning properly, it would take the time to consider the many potential improvements in drug policy that could save lives by pr...
'Legal highs' [21-10-11] This paper aims to set out some of the policy and public health issues raised by the appearance of a wide range of emergent psychoactive substances of...
Federal judge rules Florida drug law unconstitutional [29-07-11] A federal judge has declared Florida's drug law unconstitutional, potentially throwing thousands of criminal cases into jeopardy. U.S. District...
A Call to Shift Policy on Marijuana [14-06-11] More people are arrested in New York City on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana than on any other crime on the books. Nearly all are b...
Russia defies growing consensus with declaration of 'Total War on Drugs' [08-06-11] "Sending more people to prison will not reduce drug addiction or improve public health," said Anya Sarang, president of the Andrey Rylkov Fo...
Global Commission on Drug Policy Report [02-06-11] The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Fifty years after the initiation of ...
Drugs and the law: state of confusion [02-06-11] Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and ...
Response from IDPC to the Sentencing Council for England and Wales Consultation on the Drug Offences Guideline [01-06-11] The Sentencing Council for England and Wales initiated a consultation process in order to produce definitive sentencing guidelines for drugs offenc...
Conviction by Numbers [27-05-11] Threshold quantities (TQs) for drug law and policy are being experimented with across many jurisdictions. States seem attracted to their apparent simp...
Expert Seminar on Proportionality of Sentencing for Drug Offences [20-05-11] There has in recent years been a renewed interest in the principle of proportionality in sentencing policy for drug offences. There has been official ...
Pot Penalties May Be Modernized [18-05-11] Sponsored by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, AB 1017 aims to give prosecutors more discretion in how they charge weed growers and processors, c...
Controlling and Regulating Drugs [03-05-11] The New Zealand Law Commission was asked to address the efficacy of the Misuse of Drugs Act in reducing the demand for, and supply of, drugs prohibite...
Review drags drug law into 21st Century [03-05-11] New Zealand’s 35-year-old Misuse of Drugs Act should be consigned to the rubbish heap of history and replaced with a modern, flexible, health-focuss...
The Obama Administration’s drug control policy on auto-pilot [29-04-11] In a widely watched You Tube video, U.S. President Barack Obama is asked whether or not the drug war may in fact be counterproductive. Instead of the ...
Jeremy Sare on drug sentencing [18-04-11] Most drug users are not addicted. Most suppliers of drugs are not dealers. These central truths about patterns of drug use in Britain are incompatib...
Alternatives to Imprisonment [01-04-11] The Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report on community attitudes towards the use of alternatives to imprisonment in Victoria. The report...
Drug sentencing public consultation launched [28-03-11] A public consultation on the sentencing of drugs offenders in England and Wales has been launched. The consultation, launched by the Sentencing Counci...

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