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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 3/2013

01-03-2013 | Book Review

Damon Barrett (ed.): Children of the Drug War: Perspectives on the Impact of Drug Policies on Young People. The International Debate Education Association, New York, 2011, 241 pp, ISBN: 978-1-61770-018-7

Auteur: Jake Davis

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 3/2013

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There is little doubt that drugs pose a threat to children. In 1971, President Nixon determined that the threat posed such a hazard that “war” was required to combat it (see Schleifer 2011). While analogies to military rhetoric are frequently employed in competitive settings like politics, this analogy unfortunately has proved to be more prophetic than analogous. Thousands of people in North America, many of them children, have been murdered in the past two decades as a result of the war on drugs. Countless others have lost the companionship of family members or friends due to death or incarceration related to drug violence and drug law enforcement. Loss of family members, educational opportunities, and faith in the government are among the many consequences children suffer because of the war currently waged against drugs. It is in response to this violent blight that Damon Barrett developed the publication of Children of the Drug War: Perspectives on the Impact of Drug Policies on Young People. This impressive text will be of considerable importance to develop mentalists who have made important progress in shedding light on the effects drug use have on youth development (see, e.g., Pasch et al. 2012a; Pasch et al. 2012b), but pervasively have ignored the myriad threats drug policy itself poses to children (Barrett 2011, p. 2). …
Literatuur
go back to reference Barrett, D. (Ed.). (2011). Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people. New York: The International Debate Education Association. Barrett, D. (Ed.). (2011). Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people. New York: The International Debate Education Association.
go back to reference Cook, C., & Fletcher, A. (2011). Youth drug-use research and the missing pieces in the puzzle: How can researchers support the next generation of harm reduction approaches? In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 175–185). New York: The International Debate Education Association. Cook, C., & Fletcher, A. (2011). Youth drug-use research and the missing pieces in the puzzle: How can researchers support the next generation of harm reduction approaches? In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 175–185). New York: The International Debate Education Association.
go back to reference Pasch, K. E., Velazquez, C. E., Cance, J. D., Moe, S. G., & Lytle, L. A. (2012b). Youth substance use and body composition: Does risk in one area predict risk in the other? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(1), 14–26. doi: 10.​1007/​s10964-011-9706-y. PubMedCrossRef Pasch, K. E., Velazquez, C. E., Cance, J. D., Moe, S. G., & Lytle, L. A. (2012b). Youth substance use and body composition: Does risk in one area predict risk in the other? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(1), 14–26. doi: 10.​1007/​s10964-011-9706-y. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Schleifer, R. (2011). Foreword. In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 7–9). New York: The International Debate Education Association. Schleifer, R. (2011). Foreword. In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 7–9). New York: The International Debate Education Association.
go back to reference Shiner, M. (2011). Taking drugs together: Early adult transitions and the limits of harm reduction in England and wales. In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 186–195). New York: The International Debate Education Association. Shiner, M. (2011). Taking drugs together: Early adult transitions and the limits of harm reduction in England and wales. In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 186–195). New York: The International Debate Education Association.
go back to reference Small, D. P. (2011). Getting the message: hip-hop reports on the drug war. In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 78–90). New York: The International Debate Education Association. Small, D. P. (2011). Getting the message: hip-hop reports on the drug war. In D. Barrett (Ed.), Children of the drug war: Perspectives on the impact of drug policies on young people (pp. 78–90). New York: The International Debate Education Association.
Metagegevens
Titel
Damon Barrett (ed.): Children of the Drug War: Perspectives on the Impact of Drug Policies on Young People. The International Debate Education Association, New York, 2011, 241 pp, ISBN: 978-1-61770-018-7
Auteur
Jake Davis
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 3/2013
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-012-9846-8