Want To Reform The Criminal Justice System? End The Drug War.

by | Jul 2, 2020

John Stossel at Reason. John interviews Dr Carl L. Hart on the drug war and ending it.

Carl Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Professor Hart has published numerous scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir). His book High Price was the 2014 winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

The drug war hasn’t stopped drug use. What it mostly did, says Professor Carl Hart, former chair of Columbia University’s Psychology Department, was to pit “police against the communities that they serve.”

 

Dr Hart’s new book: Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty In The Land of Fear.

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