Julia Buxton: Drugs as criminal issue at an international level is fundamentally the wrong approach
Posted on 23-05-2010
Julia says that she feels we are ‘saddled’ with prohibition. She believes that we need to move away from the UNODC structures which seat drugs together with crime. She argues the future should seek to deal with drug use as a health and development issue.

 

Julia Buxton

Senior Research Fellow

Location: Bradford University

Dr Julia Buxton Ph.D is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bradford. Julia's Ph.D 'The Crisis of the Venezuelan Party System' was completed at the LSE and Julia has since authored 'The Political Economy of Narcotics: Production, Consumption and Global Markets' (Zed Books 2006). Julia is very active in national and international conferences. Julia…

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