In early 1989, accused prosecutors in Florida a woman with child abuse after she gave birth to her second child was born with signs of cocaine dependence. This case summarizes briefly the problem of cocaine use, the effects of prenatal exposure, and the legal issues surrounding the Florida law. The case can be used to treat a variety of issues, such as the frequency with which disputes about politics are often thinly disguised to raise disputes over goals and values, and the circumstances u … Read more »

In early 1989, accused prosecutors in Florida a woman with child abuse after she gave birth to her second child was born with signs of cocaine dependence. This case summarizes briefly the problem of cocaine use, the effects of prenatal exposure, and the legal issues surrounding the Florida law. The case can be used to treat a variety of issues, such as the frequency with which disputes about politics are often thinly disguised disputes over goals and values, and the circumstances under which the state coercion in the conduct of individuals is justified to increase. HKS case number 944.0
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Jose Gomez-Ibanez
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
8 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1990. Prod #: HKS157-PDF-ENG
Cocaine Mothers HBR case solution