Susan Boyd is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria. She is the author of a number of articles and books, including: Mothers and Illicit Drugs: Transcending the myths; From Witches to Crack Moms: Women drug law, and policy; Hooked: Drug war films in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.; and co-author of Raise Shit!: Social action saving lives and Killer Weed: Marijuana grow-ops, media, and justice. She also works with national and community organizations that advocate for drug policy reform and harm reduction initiatives.
"A thoughtful and creative look at the history of drug prohibition
in Canada. Preeminent drug policy scholar, Susan Boyd, takes the
reader three centuries back in time, revealing how far we've come
in an effort to show us how far we have yet to go. Busted comes at
a pivotal point in Canadian drug policy and should be heeded by
"Busted is a book that should be read by all those who wish to understand our convoluted drug policy. Combining historic and modern graphics with scientific facts, the book allows readers to grasp the insanity of drug laws."
"Busted is a visually rich and historically intriguing analysis of the twists and turns in the development of Canada's drug policy...An important contribution to the historical record of how we got to where we are today."