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The Increasing Number of Drugs and Crime - Drugs are a included in many of the criminal justice cases in the US so the need to have well trained analysts is important as well as having correct equipment and tests to analysis the drugs properly. There are Scientific Working Groups for many of the different disciplines of forensic science, including drugs. The NAS Report has recently come out taking about what changes should be made in the forensic science arena. There is an every multiplying amount of drugs in the world because new ones are constantly being created so there is a long future for this section of forensic science....   [tags: drugs, analysis, forensic, tests]
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Legalization of Drugs and Crime Reduction. - ... in 1937, because so many people were abusing it. So as an outcome of weed not being legal its lead to the illegal trade for money. Marijuana is a mind-altering drug depending on the level of the THC determines your side effects. It is a mix of dried flowers, leaves and stems cut off from the plant. It can range in color from green to brown, it has a very wide range of textures and smells. It also has a variety of colored hairs. The main and active ingredient in marijuana is THC. It can range in color from green to brown....   [tags: marijuana, abuse, meth]
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Criminalization of Certain Drugs Perpetuates Crime Instead of Deterring It - “[The war on drugs] has created a multibillion-dollar black market, enriched organized crime groups and promoted the corruption of government officials throughout the world,” noted Eric Schlosser in his essay, “A People’s Democratic Platform”, in which he presents a case for decriminalizing controlled substances. Schlosser identifies a few of the crippling side-effects of the current drug policy put in place by the Richard Nixon administration in the 1970s to prohibit drug use and the violence and destruction that ensue from it....   [tags: war on drugs, multibillion dollar business] 697 words
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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Is Combating Drugs, Terrorism, and Criminal Activity - ... The second is the promotion of treaties and legislation among member nations to develop programs to counter drug activity, crime, and terrorism. The last pillar is cooperation among member states through field-based projects. The work program also seeks to obtain a number of outcomes. Interventions to achieve these outcomes include the use of international treaties by governments of the member nations to improve judicial cooperation; the use of measures taken to thwart drug production, drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, corruption, terrorism, and other forms of organized crime; the use of empirical evidence-based research to influence policy and decision making; and t...   [tags: intervention, policy, abuse] 527 words
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The Economics of Illicit Drugs - In this essay I will define drug abuse and show the economic impact of the sales of illicit drugs. I will introduce an argument for legalization and the impact to the economy. Next I will discuss some of the economic cost from lack of productivity, health care cost and other cost associated with Drug abuse. In order to understand the economic impact of illicit drugs we must first define what a drug is. A drug is defined as any substance other than food that affects the way your mind or body works....   [tags: Crime and Drugs]
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Drugs And Crime - Proposition 215 Medical Marijuana Initiative Section 1. Section 11362.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read: 11362.5. (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. (b) (l) The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows: (A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person's health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spa...   [tags: essays research papers] 967 words
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America's War on Drugs - The Prison Industrial Complex - ... However, inmates with children are perhaps the most affected by the pains of imprisonment as the separation and loss of contact to these children effect both the parents, children and all loved ones close by. According to a study done by Joseph Murray (2005) titled, The effects of imprisonment on families and children of prisoners, "imprisonment of a partner can be emotionally devastating and practically debilitating", causing a "loss of income, social isolation, difficulties of maintaining contact, deterioration in relationships, and extra burdens of childcare can compound a sense of loss and hopelessness for prisoners’ partners (para 7)”....   [tags: criminal justice system, drugs, crime]
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The Effects of Drugs and Their Relationship to Crime - The use of illegal substances is a serious problem in the United States today and there are several drugs of choice among drug addicts and in this article we will discuss 3 of the most commonly used drugs and list their effects on the user. Marijuana One of the most commonly used controlled substances today is Marijuana. Marijuana is a product of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana, also present in other forms of cannabis, is THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (NIDA, 1984)....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Links between Drugs and Crime and What Can Be Done towards Drug-Related Crimes? - What are the links between drugs and crime and what can be done towards drug-related crimes. Drug culture has always been a key debate within sociology and has become even more integral as Drug Culture increases ever more in modern day, Western societies. It is estimated that in the U.K and Wales over twelve million people have consumed some kind of illicit drug with 5 million having admitting to using a Class A drug. These statistics seem startling for some and many link this to increasing crime statistics within certain inner city areas where both drug use, and drug related crimes are high and on the increase Although, there is a start of a change in attitude towards ideas related to the...   [tags: tripartite framework, subterranean play] 2633 words
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The War On Drug: Reasons Behind The Criminalisation of Drugs and Functions of Crime In Society - The War On Drug: Reasons Behind The Criminalisation of Drugs and Functions of Crime In Society The history of the War on Drugs in the United States can be traced back to 1914 with the Harrison Act, the first recorded law to ban the domestic distribution of drugs, as the cornerstone of the criminalisation of drugs in America (McNamara, 2011). However the popularisation of the criminality of drug use was when President Richard Nixon coined the term ‘War on Drugs’ in 1971 (Provine, 2011, p.45). This essay focuses on the disproportionality of incarceration rates between African and Anglo Americans, and illustrates the unequal operation of law enforcement on African-Americans (Provine, 2011)....   [tags: harrison act, drug use, criminology]
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Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs by Samuel Walker - Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs by Samuel Walker Samuel Walker, author of Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs, presented us in his book with forty-eight propositions that dealt with crime, drugs, and our efforts toward getting rid of these problems. A few of these propositions informed us on positive actions taking place in our criminal justice system, but the majority of them told us what was not working to fight crime and drugs. One of those propositions that was a negative aspect of our justice system today in Mr....   [tags: Papers] 1515 words
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The Real Side of Detroit: The Diverse City - ... If drugs stay such a constant problem Detroit will have a harder time getting back to its true roots. Crime was also always a large problem in Detroit. A huge crime problem was the riots of the 1960’s. Riots in the 1960’s began because of a raid in a blind pig.(The Detroit Riots-1967) Many police officers of this time would purposely raid pubs. “The big four or the Tac squad roamed the streets, searching for bars to raid and prostitutes to arrest” (The Detroit Riots-1967). The riots main cause was the unrest in Detroit which in end caused police abuse, houses many could not afford and much more including quick demographic change....   [tags: art, drugs, crime, visitors, poverty] 1677 words
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Legalization of Marijuana, Cocaine, and Prescription Pills - In the United States, there are many drugs that are outlawed due to their supposed harmful and dangerous effects on humans. Some of these drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and prescription pills that are abused by people to whom they are not prescribed. Recent movements have called for the legalization of all of these drugs. Although it appears that legalization of all drugs on the market seems like a valid movement, in reality, all hard drugs such as cocaine and prescription pills should remain illegal because they are detrimental to society and have a tend for users to develop a physical dependency on these drugs....   [tags: Crime, Drugs]
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Community Resource Teams and Their Impact on at Risk Youth - Community oriented policing is the proactive deployment method used by patrol officers in order to find solutions to why crime is occurring within a given community. Officers use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and uncover the underlying issues of a community that are posing threats to public safety and address ways this can be prevented. In many communities throughout the United States, police officers strive to build better relationships with community members, yet building relationships with youth within a community, especially a community over run by gangs, crime and drugs is a much tougher issue....   [tags: community policing, crime, drugs, ]
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Film Analysis: City of God - City of God is an action-packed, drama-filled, Brazilian crime film that follows the lives of several young men whose lives all take a drastic turn as the city they once knew falls to drugs, crime, violence and corruption. In my essay I will focus on three young men in particular who all seemed to be consumed by the chaos that surrounds them. Through a series of hard hitting edits, sharp camera cuts, intense imagery and vivid storytelling, the film comes to life to portray the reality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and also helps to develop each characters persona....   [tags: brazilian crime, drugs, violence, corruption] 2123 words
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The Beat Generation - The period leading up to the 1950s was considered as the Era of Conformity. At this time the majority of Americans were living in suburban areas called Levittowns, felt threatened by Communism, they were driven with conspicuous soncumption. Men would go to work all dressing up in a grey or blue flannel suit while women were domesticated for they stayed home to cook, clean, and tend the children. For Americans at that time eating a family dinner and watching TV every night was considered a conservative tradition....   [tags: American History, Drugs, Crime, World War]
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Fundamentals of Gangs - Fundamentals of Gangs Street gangs are an organization of young people that are usually in their teens and twenties. They join together and claim a territory or neighborhood as their own. They are known for being violent and heavily involved in drug peddling. On the streets graffiti is the means of communication of territorial limits and to challenge other gangs. A challenge can be anything from making a mark on enemy territory or crossing out enemy tag. There are generally 4 types of individuals associated with street gangs....   [tags: Gangs Gang Drugs Crime Essays] 1131 words
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Criminal Investigation - Closing the Case 3 Closing the case: A glimpse at the Rubik's Cube that is Criminal Investigation In order to understand what crime is and how it has evolved we must define/analyze crimes in depth. Understanding law enforcements role is key to gaining insight about criminal investigation, Two crimes stand out above the rest and impact every community nation wide....   [tags: drugs, law enforcement, crime, DEA]
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The Mafia - When someone thinks of the Mafia, they think of Prohibition, drugs, money and Al Capone. What people do not immediately think of is the affect the mafia had on society. The most recognized affect to society came with the repeal of the 18th amendment. The appeal was heavily related to the Mafia because of their contribution to the rise in organized crime. The Mafia was more than just an influential group of the 1920’s and 1930’s because it contributed to society in the past and continues to affect the present....   [tags: society, prohibition, organized crime, Rico, drugs]
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The Impact of Illegal Drugs - These days, drugs and alcohol can be found just about anywhere. Many people are tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs and alcohol seem to offer. However, the risks associated with that temptation far outweigh the benefits. Continuous use of these substances comes with short-term and even long-term effects. These effects can impact someone’s mental and physical health, personal life, relationships, and professional career in a negative way. A drug is any chemical or substance that brings about psychological or physical changes....   [tags: stimulant, addiction, crime] 594 words
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Youth Gangs, Drugs, & Violence - Gang involvement and its associated violent crime have become a rapidly growing problem for the United States. Generally, gangs consist of young people of the same ethnic, racial, and economic background. Usually of a low socio-economic status, these gangs engage in illegal money making activities and intimidate their neighborhoods and rival gangs with violent crimes and victimization. Gang members exemplify a high value for group loyalty and sacrifice. Gangs often target youth when recruiting new members, with the average age of initiation being 13 years old (Omizo, Omizo, and Honda)....   [tags: Youth Gangs and Violent Crime ]
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The Failed War on Drugs - In 2010 the U.S federal government spent 15 billion dollars on the War on Drugs. This equals a rate of nearly 500 dollars per second and does not include state spending or housing costs for those jailed in this failed War. Despite all the money spent and harsh drug sentencing policies, drug use in America has been on the rise for several decades. With increased drug use comes increased drug related crime, increased HIV infections and of course the ever increasing costs involved in a war that simply cannot be won in the traditional sense....   [tags: Drug Crime, Addiction, HIV, Solutions]
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Say No To Drugs! - Say No To Drugs. Few people deny the dangers of drug use, while many teens are curious about drugs. They should stay away from drugs because drugs affect our health, lead to academic failure, and jeopardizes safety. Drugs are used from a long period of time in many countries. The concentration of drugs has increased from late 1960’s and 1970’s. Drugs can quickly takeover our lives. Friends and acquaintance have the greatest influence of using drugs during adolescence. Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body or mind works....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 423 words
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The War on Drugs - Despite an estimated $1 trillion spent by the United States on the “War on Drugs”, statistics from the US Department of Justice (2010) has confirmed that the usage of drugs has not changed over the past 10 years. Approximately $350 billion is spent per year on the “war on drugs”, only $7 billion is spent on prevention programs by the federal government. The war on drugs is more heavily focused on how to fight crime, instead of how to prevent it. Crime prevention methods may not be immediate, but it is the most efficient and effective long-term....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Organized Crime in Australia - Introduction The Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) 2011 report (the report), “Organised Crime in Australia”,1 provides a valuable contribution to the public discussion of organised crime in Australia. The report discusses the context against which organised crime takes place and also describes the various forms and enablers of organised crime. In addition, the report asserts two primary points: that organised crime poses a threat to Australia’s national security, and that it is both more complex and more diffuse than ever before....   [tags: Crime ]
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Illegal Drugs in the U.S. - The trade and use of illegal drugs in the US and around the world is one of the world’s biggest and most prevalent problems. Illegal drug trade accounts for more than $300 billion a year. The legal, physical, and mental consequences of drug use easily outweigh the so called “high” that people receive from using them. Though current users wouldn’t consent to this statement, everyone else including rehabilitated users would agree. They would also agree that drug use is the easiest and quickest route to destroying your life....   [tags: illegal drugs, drugs, USA, ] 856 words
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The Correlation between Crime and Poverty - ... There is an unmistakable connection between violent crime and poverty. Chicago, Philadelphia, Flint, Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Newark, and Oakland all were among the cities with the highest murder rates in 2012. These cities are among the most socioeconomically disadvantaged in the areas the murders were committed. These cities are also among the list of cities with the highest rates of unemployment. Los Angeles: 9.2 %, Chicago: 9.1%, New York: 7.9%, to name a few (Statistics). Why would anyone follow the “right way” if you see your parents did so and are still jobless....   [tags: violence, drugs, unemployment] 1110 words
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The Problems with Alcohol and Illegal Drugs - ... “The study done by Janet Reno to see if the jails could free up space for more violent offenders, found that 21.5% of the criminals in the jails were non-violent, first offenders. Very few major drug dealers are ever imprisoned” (Nation Briefs, New York Newsday, February 5, 1994, p.11). “In the New York State the prison Legalization of Drugs, Could it Help 4 Legalization of Drugs, Could it Help....   [tags: legalization, war on drugs, cost]
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Is the Prohibition of Drugs Useful or Not? - In the last decade of the twentieth century, people in many countries become aware of drug prohibition. In fact, every country in the world has a form of drugs prohibition. However, national drug prohibition started in 1920s in the United States as a subgroup of national alcohol prohibition. In 1930 the congress of United States separated drugs from the alcohol prohibition law and created a new federal drug prohibition agency (Levine, 2002). Prohibition may be defined as the set of policies which ban all production, distribution and sale of drugs for non-medical use....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 1731 words
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Illegal Drugs and Its Impacts - According to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse in 2001, 12% of Americans ages 12 and older reported illegal drug use in the past year (Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse, 2003). Some of the most popular drugs include marijuana, cocaine, and heroine. With such widespread use worldwide, illegal drugs have serious social and political impacts. Socially, drug use spreads quickly and is closely related to crimes. Politically, drug use sparks the debate between prohibition and legalization....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Increasing Use of Drugs Worldwide - The Increasing Use of Drugs Worldwide Drugs, they kill innocent people, pollute air and increase crime rate. If drugs had never existed the world would be a healthier place for everyone. The Drugs that are made illegally in the world are astounding; it goes for stupid money and the people that get addicted to it have to steal from their families to satisfy their addiction, it is the only way they think that they can get on in life. Drugs have become such a big part in our world; four million pounds each year goes to refurbishing houses where drugs have been grown in, raiding and cleaning up laboratories....   [tags: Drugs, Cause Effect, argumentative, persuasive] 558 words
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Transnational Crime - Organized crime was the first to emerge as a transnational crime. Encompassing the Mafia as an opponent the 1950’s, organized crime came to the forefront because of the high-profile of political ramifications concerning the wealth of those involved in organized crime started during the prohibition era (A History of Organized Crime, 2008) The menace to individual sanctuary on a personal level , transnational crime stops the cultural development of societies internationally. Growth of transnational crime has been multifaceted, invading activities such as drugs, illegal immigrants, money laundering and other criminal activities....   [tags: Crime] 1087 words
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Crime in Relation to Sustainability - Crime in Relation to Sustainability When discussing the sustainability of a community, we must consider the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the community and how these affect present and future residents. The social aspect of community sustainability relates to the rise and fall of crime rate, volunteer effort, and the number of people running for offices that represent the community. The economical aspect relates to the number of good paying jobs, the poverty rate, and the ability of people to find homes that they can afford....   [tags: Crime Essays]
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Connections Between Crime and Poverty - In March 2007 a study done by the McClatchy Newspapers had found that the ranks of the severely impoverished are rapidly escalating (Williams, 2007). The study showed that the poverty level in America had reached its highest point in 32 years (Williams, 2007). Nearly Sixteen million Americans had been found to be in a deep to severe level of poverty (Williams, 2007). The level of poverty on went up after the economic crash in 2009. But has the increased level of poverty led to an increase in violence....   [tags: Crime and Poverty]
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Connections Between Poverty and Adolescent Crime - Research Question: Does the socioeconomic status induce illegal activities in adolescents. The independent variable is the money. The dependent variable is the amount teenagers partake in illegal activities. Hypothesis: The more poverty an adolescent individual is facing the more likely they are to take part in illegal activities. Independent variable is the poverty adolescent individuals are facing. Dependent variable is the amount of adolescence taking part in illegal activities. Literature Review: Poverty, the state of an individual or individuals that have insufficient or no money, goods, or means of support....   [tags: Crime and Poverty]
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Drugs and the Mafia - Drugs and the Mafia Works Cited Missing The Accuracy of Drugs as portrayed in the Godfather by Mario Puzo, as opposed to reality Throughout history Writers have been writing fictional novels based on real historical events. The Godfather by Mario Puzo is such a book in which Puzo portrays Mafia life and business starting at the late 40’s. The Corleone crime Family in this novel is shown having troubles with the other organized crime syndicates concerning drugs. Many of the other families are pushing the idea of joining the narcotics market, however the Corleones do not want to intervene in such a disagreeable business....   [tags: Godfather Puzo Drugs Mafia Essays] 1555 words
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Transnational Organized Crime - According to Jay Albanese organized crime is a continuing criminal enterprise that is rationally working to produce profit through illicit activities based on demand, where its existence is kept through force, threats, and corruption (Albanese 2004). When looking at transnational organized crime, we are looking at crimes that involve crossing national borders and individuals who work within more than one country to complete illicit business endeavors. I argue that political and systemic issues as well as outside influences leave weaker governed countries more exposed to the risks of transnational organized crime....   [tags: Globallization of Crime]
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A Critical Analysis of Crime and Social Harm - Aristotle (350 B.C.E) quoted in Jowett (2009) states that: “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Great Philosophers such as Aristotle helped to set the foundation of what we today define as ‘crime’ showing that even in 350 B.C.E the definitions of ‘crime’ came from what was fist defined as ‘poverty’. One of the most common definition of ‘crime’ comes from the Labour Government (2007) quoted in Muncie, Talbot and Walters (2010) “Labour Governments ‘Respect’ website 2007 Crime is doing something forbidden by law....   [tags: crime, poverty, committed]
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It's a Crime to Keep Marijuana Illegal - In a national survey conducted in 2005, there were an estimated 97,500,000 Americans, age twelve or older, who had tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime. That number equates to roughly 40% of the United States population. The United Nations stated in 1999 that an estimated 141,000,000 people worldwide had used marijuana. That number makes up roughly 2.5% of the world population ("Marijuana Statistics"). With so many people using marijuana throughout the world, it leads many people to question why it has not been legalized....   [tags: Illicit Drugs] 2451 words
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Drugs Should be Legalized - The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and we will even try to prevent foreign governments from growing these substances. The idea of the Drug Prohibition surely made sense: lower demand of drugs by law enforcement, and reduce supply through domestic and international means....   [tags: Legalization of Drugs]
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The War on Drugs is Failing - The War on Drugs is Failing “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance… for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and make a crime out of things that are not a crime. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principle upon which our government was founded” Abraham Lincoln On January 16, 1920 the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified by thirty-six states and became part of the Constitution. The intention of this new amendment was to lower alcohol consumption by Americans....   [tags: George Bush's War on Drugs] 1223 words
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Drugs In The Urban Community - The real America is filled with abandoned houses, prostitution, and citizens that have no hope on life. How can this lifestyle become a normal living condition. Some say there is no chance on restoring the communities that were destroyed from drugs. Is our government aware of the hardship and poverty while they send troops to war. The infestation of drugs overtaking communities results in corruption in neighborhoods, destroying families, weakening the school system and increasing the crime and violence rate....   [tags: Descriptive Drugs Gangs] 1987 words
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The War On Drugs - The “War on Drugs” is the name given to the battle of prohibition that the United States has been fighting for over forty years. And it has been America’s longest war. The “war” was officially declared by President Richard Nixon in the 1970’s due to the abuse of illegitimate drugs. Nixon claimed it as “public enemy number one” and enacted laws to fight the importation of narcotics. The United States’ War on Drugs began in response to cocaine trafficking in the late 1980’s. As the war continues to go on, winning it hardly seems feasible....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 581 words
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The Social Effect of Dangerous Drugs on Communities and the Criminal Justice System - What are the social effect of dangerous drugs on communities and the criminal justice system. We as a society have this ability to have to label all things, good and bad. If we didn’t we wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves. I am just joking, what I really mean, is all we hear in the news or read in the paper is how screwed up society really is. How bad the drug problem is. Well first, what are Dangerous Drugs. Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person’s body works. You’ve probably heard that drugs are bad for you, but what does that mean and why are they bad....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 1829 words
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Drugs in United States - Drugs in United States Drugs are a complex problem with widespread political, economic and social implications for producing, transit, and consumer nations. In the area of foreign policy, political and economic instability in drug producing areas around the world-and particularly in Latin America is an epidemic that cannot be ignored. The objective of this paper is to asses the past issues, current status, and future prospects of the US war on drugs in Latin America - specifically Panama. It begins with a brief overview of the basic problems of drug use in America, and examines how the United States has handled the specific situation of General Noriega and the Panamanians....   [tags: Drug Trafficking Drugs Essays]
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Modern Drug and Crime Mexico Finals - Crime and Drug Cartels in Mexico- Crime in Mexico is one of the most urgent and serious concerns facing Mexico today. Crime statistics in Mexico show that even over the years, the crime rate has decreased. Over the last 100 years or more there has still been a huge upswing in drug related crimes, especially within the last few decades (Tuckman). Crimes as of today are not all reported, so the rates may be higher than statistics indicate. The government is not able to catch all of these drug and violent crimes going on throughout the country....   [tags: legal issues, organized crime, drug cartels]
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How does Globalization Impact on Crime and Victimisation? - As globalization continues to flourish and evolve, this creates further opportunities in which individuals are able to launder money with greater ease, efficiency in profit and sophistication. Through the forms of economic globalization, people may use new forms of travel to their advantage and personal gain. It is widely recognized (Pfaller, A & Lerch, M 2005, Auernheimer, L 2003) that this is becoming a significant challenge in the international sphere. Through globalization, criminals are able to create new means to commit crime for an economic benefit and avoid prosecution through new forms of travel....   [tags: organized crime, money laundering]
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Theories of Causation of Crime and Its Solution - If we studied through the history of criminal theory, spiritual and natural theories are taken as major theories of causation of crime. During medieval period, spiritual explanations were taken as punishment given by god for doing wrong things and any natural disasters like flood, fires, etc were evaluated as curse of high power. In modern period, the basic theories of causation of crime are classical theory, biological theory, psychological theory, cultural theory and conflict theory....   [tags: Crime ]
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Legalization of All Drugs - Legalization of All Drugs Legalize Drugs. I know what you’re thinking, are you crazy. The debate over the legalization of drugs continues to disturb the American public. Such an issue stirs up moral and religious beliefs, beliefs that are contrary to what Americans should believe. I ask all of you to please keep an open mind and hear me out on this very controversial subject. All of us have in some way or another been affected by drug, whether it is a family member or the economic burden on society....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs Narcotics Argumentative Essays] 1827 words
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Combating the Global Issue of Illicit Drugs: South Asian Nations Call For a Change - Combating the Global Issue of Illicit Drugs: South Asian Nations Call For a Change Introduction to the problem of Drugs in South East Asia With the advent of decriminalization of drugs by Portugal, the issue of illegal drug trafficking has been the most debated subject worldwide, experiencing mankind’s sincere attention on a higher level. It was Portugal that stepped forward to denounce the directions of United Nations and, further laid down fresh national drug policies which included decriminalizing every variety of drugs falling under its territory in the year 2001....   [tags: united nations, drug, crime, south east asia]
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Illegal Drugs: Should they be? - There are very few people who can honestly claim that current drug policies have been a success. Aside from being ineffective the costly current drug policy of prohibition has created a set of unwanted consequences including; a high prison population of non-violent offenders, corruption, violence, and whole set of health issues. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” and despite the failures of the current policy in deterring drug use that is just what the government is choosing to do....   [tags: Legalizing Drugs]
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Decriminalization of Drugs - For many years, a real push has been looming on the idea of legalizing now illegal drugs. This has become a hot debate throughout nations all over the world, from all walks of life. The dispute over the idea of decriminalizing illegal drugs is and will continue on as an ongoing conflict. In 2001, Drug decriminalization in all drugs, including cocaine and heroin, became a nationwide law in Portugal (Greenwald). Ethan Nadelman, essayist of “Think again: Drugs,” states his side of the story on the continuing criminalization of hard drugs, in which he stand to oppose....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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The War on Drugs: Is It Working? - Logic is defined as a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something (Merriam-Webster).Many times people find themselves being involved in arguments with friends and even coworkers.It happens everyday.Without arguments our society would not be so highly advanced. The legalization of marijuana has been a controversial topic for many years in the United States.Myths about marijuana have been become endless and many people don't realize that almost all of them are false. Throughout the years, people have been made believe that marijuana not only affects our bodies but also our minds.When growing up California I was told with great seriousness that any kind of drugs were u...   [tags: legalization of marijuana and other drugs] 2085 words
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