Items tagged with proportionality

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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...
Addicted to Courts [22-03-11] America’s growing reliance on drug courts is an ineffective allocation of scarce state resources. Drug courts can needlessly widen the net of crimin...
Drug Courts Are Not the Answer [21-03-11] Drug Courts are Not the Answer finds that drug courts are an ineffective and inappropriate response to drug law violations. Many, all the way up to ...
Supreme Court decision on sentencing guidelines gives judges more leeway [14-03-11] Jason Pepper, a former meth addict and drug dealer from the heartland, says he got lucky when he was finally arrested. A sympathetic judge gave him ...
The development of international drug control [01-02-11] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug contr...
Human Rights and Drug Policy [01-12-10] In many countries around the world, drug control efforts result in serious human rights abuses: torture and ill treatment by police, mass incarceratio...
Bigger welfare state 'reduces hard drug use' [02-11-10] Reducing the use of drugs would be better tackled by having a bigger welfare state, rather than criminalising addicts, according to research. The wor...
Black people six times more likely to face drug arrest [31-10-10] Black people are six times more likely to be arrested than white people for drug offences and 11 times more likely to be imprisoned, according to ne...
Drug Law Reform: Lessons from the New Zealand Experience [19-08-10] In 2007, the Government of New Zealand entrusted an independent agency, the National Law Commission, to review the country’s drug law. The Commission ...
Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health [06-08-10] The current international system of drug control has focused on creating a drug-free world, almost exclusively through use of law enforcement policies...
Obama Signs Drug Parity Law [04-08-10] President Obama signed legislation on Tuesday reducing sentencing disparities between those caught with crack and those arrested with powder cocaine...

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