Misuse of Drugs

By Leonard Jason-Lloyd

The UK's Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and its subordinate legislation represent a complicated and technical body of law, regulating a politically-charged and fast-moving area of the criminal law. Written by an expert in this field, Misuse of Drugs is a succinct and focused guide to this area of UK law. This book explains the law regulating this area, includes commentary and details about the nature and classification of controlled drugs, together with legislation and supporting materials. It is an essential book for professionals in the criminal justice system who come up against the problem of drug misuse. Contents include: the development of drug controls . the unlawful possession of controlled drugs . controls over the supply of controlled drugs . controls over the production and manufacture of controlled drugs . drug activities on premises . conspiracy and attempt to commit drug offenses . offenses against corresponding foreign law . police powers to tackle drug offenses . sentencing powers of the court for drug offenses . Appendix material, which includes the characteristics and street names of the most commonly abused drugs, the UK's Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, and a list of controlled drugs and respective classes.


281 pages

Publication Date: 3/25/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846611506