By William Garriott
In its regular march around the usa, methamphetamine has turn into, to cite former lawyer basic Alberto Gonzales, “the most threatening drug in America.” for this reason, there was a concerted attempt on the neighborhood point to root out the methamphetamine challenge through choosing the folks at its source—those identified or suspected to be concerned with methamphetamine. Government-sponsored anti-methamphetamine laws has more desirable those neighborhood efforts, officially and informally encouraging rural citizens to spot meth offenders of their communities.
Policing Methamphetamine exhibits what occurs in daily life—and to daily life—when methamphetamine turns into an item of collective drawback. Drawing on interviews with clients, law enforcement officials, judges, and oldsters and buddies of addicts in a single West Virginia city, William Garriott reveals that this overriding attempt to confront the matter replaced the nature of the group in addition to the position of legislation in growing and holding social order. finally, this paintings addresses the influence of methamphetamine and, extra normally, the battle on medicinal drugs, on lifestyle within the usa.
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It is no surprise, then, that this is the domain in which the political focus on narcotics has had its deepest impact. The response to methamphetamine has involved the repetition of old patterns of enforcement but also the introduction of new trajectories. Chapter 2 explores one of those new trajectories, an assemblage of policing practices made possible by the fact that methamphetamine can be produced domestically using everyday household items. The focus of politicians, lawmakers, and criminal justice officials on stopping this form of domestic production has introduced new avenues for the exercise of police power, including its extension beyond the formal domains of law enforcement.
The shrinking of the licit market created opportunities and demand for more extensive illicit production and distribution (Miller 1997). Thus methamphetamine is the product of the process Anne Lovell has called “pharmaceutical leakage” (Lovell 2006). As Lovell demonstrates in the case of high-dose buprenorphine, the licit development and sale of pharmaceuticals is always shadowed by the creation of an illicit market in which the drug simultaneously circulates. The interdependence of the two markets makes it extremely difficult to regulate either in isolation.
Moreover, the same percentage stated that the drug war could not succeed, agreeing with the statement, “Demand is so high we will never stop drug use” (PEW 2001, 1). My fieldwork gave me no reason to suggest that attitudes have changed. And yet, despite this pessimism, there was little interest expressed in stopping the drug war or even considering alternative strategies (such as the establishment of more drug-treatment programs for drug users or the decriminalization of drugs). Indeed, even the de-escalation of certain components of the drug war (such as the rolling back of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders) received only tepid endorsement from those surveyed (only 45% thought it was “a good idea”).