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Between the death penalty and decriminalization : new directions for drug control in the Commonwealth Caribbean

Author(s): Axel Klein

Journal: New West Indian Guide
ISSN 1382-2373

Volume: 75;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 193;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: British Caribbean | Drugs | Crimes

Traces the changes in public attitudes toward and political stances on drug control in the British Caribbean between 1980 and 2000. Author first discusses the origins of drug control, the role of US pressure, and the vulnerability of the Caribbean. He then looks at European involvement and the different plans and policies to control drugs in the region. Finally, he describes the consequences of these policy approaches on the justice system and legal reform, drug demand, and social structures in the region.
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