Mark Kleiman is an American professor, author, and blogger who is a Professor of Public Policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. Kleiman is a nationally recognized expert in the field of crime and drug policy and the author of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control, and Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results. Kleiman also advises governments from the local to federal levels on crime control and drug policy.
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Mark Kleiman cuts through the rhetoric of the war on drugs and the legalization debate to discuss the practical options to control a wide range of substances. Both drug-taking and drug-control can be done to excess, and "Against Excess" shows how we can limit the damage done by both errors. It argues we need a middle ground: "grudging toleration" -- neither prohibition nor full legal availability.
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