ERIC Number: EJ541948
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Drugs: The Unstated Draconian Costs.
Deming, Stuart H.
Update on Law-Related Education, v21 n2 p11-12 Spr 1997
Outlines the dramatic changes in the laws covering drug activity over the last 20 years. Federal sentencing guidelines now mandate much longer prison terms depending on the drug and type of activity. Simultaneously, courts have expanded legal definitions and approaches involving prosecution. Discusses the controversy over these developments. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Judges, Courts, Crime, Crime Prevention, Criminal Law, Democratic Values, Due Process, Freedom, Illegal Drug Use, Justice, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Sentencing, Social Problems, Social Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A