Drug trafficking: Time to abolish the death penalty

Edwards, Griffith, Babor, Tom, Darke, Shane, Hall, Wayne, Marsden, John, Miller, Peter and West, Robert (2011) Drug trafficking: Time to abolish the death penalty. Journal of Substance Use, 16 4: 259-262. doi:10.3109/14659891.2010.514518

Author Edwards, Griffith
Babor, Tom
Darke, Shane
Hall, Wayne
Marsden, John
Miller, Peter
West, Robert
Title Drug trafficking: Time to abolish the death penalty
Journal name Journal of Substance Use   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-9891
Publication date 2011-08-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.3109/14659891.2010.514518
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 259
End page 262
Total pages 4
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This editorial will contend that the execution of people convicted of drug trafficking and other drug-related offenses is a penalty that should be abolished as it is both ineffective as a policy measure and abhorrent in terms of human rights violation (Lines, 2007). That conclusion will be offered after due examination of contrary arguments, and with respectful acknowledgment of the fact that different cultures have different beliefs as to what constitutes justice. The editorial will go on to argue that the international addictions science community has a responsibility to support the abolitionist cause—silence cannot be an appropriate response in the face of such continued and irrational judicial killings.
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Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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