States, mafias, and social equity aspects of drug policies – Tom Decorte 04

Is it helpful to wage a war on drugs? For what reasons was this approach chosen? Who does this war actually target? What are its consequences? While answering these questions, Tom Decorte (professor of criminology and director of the Institute for Social Drug research at Ghent University) reflects on the strategy to adopt in order to fight the undermining of democratic structures by organised crime. He explains how drug policy is an important social justice issue.