Category archives for crime

Cannabis in the USA Part I: winning the battle…

Matthew Bishop

Ambitious reforms to cannabis policy in the US are long overdue, with cracks finally appearing in the edifice of the failed ‘War on Drugs’ Drug prohibition has failed utterly. It has neither stemmed demand nor supply, while creating powerful mafias and a desperate trail of violence. It is not based on evidence or logic. As regularly noted by Professor David … Continue reading

15 December 2015 by
Categories: crime, Politics and policy, Social science, SPERI Comment, USA | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wildlife black markets and the political economy of illegal trade

Combatting illegal wildlife trade requires coordinated transnational action In September this year, Prince William announced that his Royal Foundation would collaborate with leading conservation NGOs to combat illegal wildlife trafficking under the banner ‘United for Wildlife’. Later the same month, the Clinton Global Initiative announced its new ‘Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants’. The media has also reported on elephants dying … Continue reading

3 December 2013 by
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