Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (2nd Edition)

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (2nd Edition)

Matthew B. Robinson, Renee G. Scherlen


Revised and up to date variation that analyses how the workplace of nationwide Drug keep an eye on coverage employs information to misleadingly declare the battle on medicines is a success.

First released in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug warfare facts significantly analyzed claims made via the workplace of nationwide Drug keep an eye on coverage (ONDCP), the White condo corporation of responsibility within the nation’s drug struggle seeing that 1989, as present in the six versions of the once a year nationwide Drug keep watch over method among 2000 and 2005. during this revised and up to date moment variation in their severely acclaimed paintings, Matthew B. Robinson and Renee G. Scherlen learn seven more moderen variants (2006–2012) to once more make certain if ONDCP correctly and in truth offers info or deliberately distorts proof to justify carrying on with the drug conflict. They discover the various ways that ONDCP manipulates records and visually provides that info to the general public. Their research demonstrates a drug warfare that continually fails to lessen drug use, drug fatalities, or health problems linked to drug use; fails to supply remedy for drug-dependent clients; and drives up the costs of substances. They finish with coverage innovations for reforming ONDCP’s use of facts, in addition to how the kingdom fights the struggle on drugs.

Praise for the 1st Edition

“Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug conflict information is strangely effortless to learn, and Robinson and Scherlen have performed an important want not just to critics of present drug coverage through compiling this damning critique of ONDCP claims, but additionally to a person drawn to how information is compiled, provided, and misused through bureaucrats trying to defend their domain names. it's going to be required interpreting for contributors of Congress.” — Drug battle Chronicle e-book Review

“The authors have played a beneficial provider to our democracy with their meticulous research of the White condominium ONDCP public statements and reviews. they've got pulled the sheet off what seems to be an reputable coverage of deception utilizing smart and infrequently clumsy makes an attempt at statistical manipulation. This rfile, finally, supplies us a map of the truth.” — Mike grey, writer of Drug loopy: How We bought into This Mess and the way we will be able to Get Out

“Robinson and Scherlen make a priceless contribution to documenting how ONDCP fails to dwell as much as uncomplicated criteria of responsibility and consistency.” — Ethan Nadelmann, govt Director, Drug coverage Alliance

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