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Tag: Drugs

  • The Constitution as window dressing

    The Constitution as window dressing

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    The Dutch government has proposed including the rule of law and the right to a fair trial in the Constitution. Recent policy proposals raise questions about the government’s commitment to these principles.
  • Dear criminology student,

    Dear criminology student,

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    You have probably noticed that our current criminal policy makers receive an awful lot of criticism. It’s time for more competent policy makers to design better policies. What are your career plans?
  • Ride-Along Tales from the Tenderloin

    Ride-Along Tales from the Tenderloin

    Although aware of the great differences between policing big cities in the Netherlands and the United States, experiencing these differences in real life during a ride-along with the SFPD was more powerful than any article or book could describe.
  • Homeless Tales from the Tenderloin

    Homeless Tales from the Tenderloin

    San Francisco is suing the state of Nevada for dumping its homeless mentally ill. While lawyers are battling, the mentally-ill homeless population is growing and shelters and outreach programmes are lacking. But there might be a better future ahead.
  • The plant is not the problem, prohibition is

    The plant is not the problem, prohibition is

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    Until recently, coffeeshops were free to sell cannabis to all customers, whether Dutch citizens or foreign tourists. Now, customers are required to have Dutch citizenship and a club card. Illegal trade is flourishing and residents are complaining.