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criminals would move on to other lines of business
So, now we are assuming that (all) criminals are some distinct set of people who do crime for its own sake (cause they like to break the law) and not in large part circumstancial criminals?
The best treatment for addiction: free heroin - Independent Online Edition > Johann Hari

Half of all burglaries are, according to the Home Office, committed by people riven by opiate dependency.
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The Swiss experiment has seen a staggering fall in crime - over 20 per cent in some areas. As one heroin addict who asked not to be named explained to me, "Of course, I stopped stealing when I got a prescription. I wasn't doing it for fun."

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 03:50:46 PM EST
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