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WK5_SOC2460_SP11 - SOC 2460: Drugs and Society Spring, 2011...

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Unformatted text preview: SOC 2460: Drugs and Society Spring, 2011 Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-3:20, 253 Malott Hall Discussion Sections on Fridays (1) 2:30PM-3:20PM MCG 125 (2) 2:30PM-3:20PM MRL 111 (3) 1:25PM-2:15PM MRL 111 (4) 10:10AM-11:00AM MCG 125 Instructor: Douglas Heckathorn, Professor of Sociology 344 Uris Hall 255 4368 255-4368 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Fridays 1:30 to 3:30 or by appointment Teaching Assistants Teaching Assistants: Patrick Park Kyle Albert Cornell in Washington • L i v e , L e a r n , a n d W o r k i n W a s h i n g t o n n e x t s e m e s t e r Cornell in Washington • T a k e c l a s s e s A N D i n t e r n a t p l a c e s l i k e • White House, Executive Office of the President • The Department of the Treasury, Office of Economic Policy • Food and Drug Administration • International Rescue Committ ee • NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service ) • Open to students in all colleges and majors Open to students in all colleges and majors • T o L e a r n M o r e • Check out our website http://ciw.cornell.edu • Send us an email at [email protected] , and we will send Send us an email at [email protected] , and we will send you information • Come to our information meeting on Monday, February 28 th , at 4:45 PM in G64 Goldwin Smith Hall (Kaufmann Auditorium) Social Ecology of Regulatory Interests • Issue of cost is now disputed-early deaths reduce costs for social security and pensions, and according to a NYT study, by economic standards alone, tobacco is neutral with costs to states (e g Medicaid) and is neutral, with costs to states (e.g., Medicaid) and benefits to the feds (e.g., Social Security) • D o c u m e n t a t i o n o f s e c o n d- h a n d s m o k e i n t r o d u c e d a new chapter in regulation by adding a strong new new chapter in regulation by adding a strong new regulatory interest • I n i t i a l l y w a s c o n t e s t e d b y c o n s e r v a t i v e s a n d t o b a c c o industry but later research confirmed initial findings industry, but later research confirmed initial findings • R e s u l t : b a n s i n p u b l i c b u i l d i n g s • Q u e s t i o n : s h o u l d s m o k i n g b y p a r e n t s , w h o t h e r e b y demonstrably harm their children be prohibited? demonstrably harm their children, be prohibited? • S h o u l d t o b a c c o b e l e g a l l y p r ohibited, even for private use? In concentration camps smokers sometimes traded 3 • In concentration camps, smokers sometimes traded food for tobacco until they starved; suggesting that a prohibition might produce a huge underground market Social Ecology of Regulatory Interests • A social learning process can also alter regulatory interests • A f t e r W W I I , i n n e r c i t i e s w e r e f l o o d e d w i t h h e r o i n • I t w a s w i d e l y b e l i e v e d t o b e n o m o r e a d d i c t i v e t h a n marijuana • D u r i n g t h e n e x t d e c a d e , a s e x perience of the effects of prolonged heroin use grew, norms (regulatory...
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