SYLLABUS FOR LAST THREE WEEKS

Submitted by Jerome L. Himmelstein on Monday, 11/28/2011, at 1:24 PM

REVISED SYLLABUS FOR LAST THREE WEEKS OF CLASS

            Here is the revised syllabus for the last three weeks of class.   The first four classes are the same as on the original syllabus, only one date later.    The Dec. 12 class is new, and it is very important:  The Levine/Small reading not only looks at some of the unintended consequences of decriminalization but also sheds light on the racist dimension of the war on drugs.  The final class is an expanded version of a class on the syllabus.   The new readings for the last two classes are available under “New Readings” on the course website.

Nov. 28: A more fine-grained analysis of American policies

Boyum and Reuter, An Analytic Assessment of U.S. Drug Control Policy, chapters 3-5

 

Nov. 30, Dec. 5: Giving the other side a chance: the case for legalizing marijuana

Fox, et al, Marijuana is Safer.   Nov 30: ch. 1-7; Dec 5: ch. 8-12

 

Dec. 7: So, how is legalization working?  American experiences with regulating alcohol, tobacco, and gambling

MacCoun and Reuter, Drug War Heresies, pp. 129-142, 156-182 (e)

Cook, Paying the Tab, ch. 1 and 2 (pp. 13-45) (e)

 

Dec. 12:  Is Decriminalization a better option?  (new topic, new reading available on course website)

Levine and Small, “MARIJUANA ARREST CRUSADE: RACIAL BIAS AND POLICE POLICY IN NEW YORK CITY 1997 – 2007”   (available on course website)

 

Dec. 14:  Some Parting Ideas (some new reading)

Kleiman, Selected blog posts and articles (available on course website; includes the Kleiman reading from original syllabus)

            Grinspoon, “Why the Marijuana Renaissance is here to stay” (e)

 

 

SECOND PAPER DUE:  WEDNESDAY, DEC 21, AT THE END OF THE DAY

 

 

Taking Notes