NACDL - Book Review: Hard Bargains - The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court

Book Review: Hard Bargains - The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court

Most readers of The Champion do not need a book about the federal war on drugs to learn of its horrors. The daily practice of criminal defense provides enough education. And yet Mona Lynch, a criminology professor at the University of California Irvine, provides fresh insights in her terrific new book, Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court, in which she analyzes the history and current practice of federal drug prosecutions.