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Getting the Measure of Crime

- Getting the Measure of Crime What practical problems does the criminologist face in going about his business. What does an informed examination of hidden crime tell us about (1) official criminal statistics and (2) The nature of social order. Are there such things as victimless crimes. Why. In my essay I will first talk about crime and what it means, I will then talk about what different methods criminologists use to collect crime such as crime surveys and self report studies and there positive and negative sides....   [tags: Papers]

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Crime Statistics: the Ways They are Collected, Collated, Used and Their Effectiveness

- Crime Statistics; the ways they are collected, collated, used and their effectiveness Crime statistics are collected, collated and used in many different ways, all the various types of statistics have strengths and weaknesses through their methods though. How might these weaknesses be overcome. Police recorded crimes, Crime Victim surveys, self report surveys (also know as crime victimisation surveys) , police arrest data, court data and also accident and emergency data are sources of information for the statistics collected....   [tags: Court, Cases, Police Records]

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Crime

- Crime What is crime. Crime is an act committed in violation of law for which punishment is imposed upon conviction. It also can be unlawful activity, a serious offense, especially in violation of morality. Crime effects anyone, and everyone. People that commit crimes are of all gender, color, ethnicity etc. Crime effects all towns, cities, states, and countries; even though many places are significantly different in matters of crime that takes place there. Take for example: Johnstown, Pennsylvania with a crime rate of 16.6 crimes per 1,000 residents in 1999 and Miami, Florida with a crime rate of 87.4 crimes per 1,000 residents in 1999....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Critical Evaluation of the Complexities of Crime and Social Harm

- Aristotle (350 B.C.E) quoted in Jowett, B. (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 definition of ‘crime’ came from what was fist defined as ‘poverty’. This essay aims to critically evaluate the complexities of ‘crime’ and ‘social harm’ by first defining what we believe crime to be. By doing this we can then look at where this definition stops and where the ideas of social harm start....   [tags: poverty, Muncie, Talbot, Walters, criminology]

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Drugs Are Bad, Mkay

- “Drugs are bad, mkay.” (Stone, 1998) That’s what we’ve come to learn from Mr. Mackey in South Park. While that is known, is the “War on Drugs” the best way to combat drug use in society today. It was a hopeful effort initiated by President Nixon to fight this enduring problem but there could be more productive ways that will ultimately lead us into the betterment of tomorrow. The government is spending billions of dollars on this fight. If drugs were to be legalized, that money could be relocated to funding drug treatment programs, therapy and research to help prevent future drug use and abuse....   [tags: Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Drug, Heroin]

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Legalizing Marijuana: Help or Hindrance?

- There is no denying that there are problems with the marijuana laws currently in place in the United States. Left and right, there are people using marijuana with blatant disregard to the fact that it is, in fact, prohibited. The black market for marijuana is surging out of control. As a result of this, drug-related street crimes have become more prevalent, which, in turn, has increased the number of offenders in prison for those crimes. This is very costly to the United States government. Also, there are personal dangers involved with buying drugs on the black market....   [tags: Drugs]

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Crime

- Crime In general the definition of a crime is an act punishable by law, usually considered an evil act. Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possession or dealing of illegal drugs, being nude in public , drunk driving, and bank robbery. Crime is an act that has been timeless and has been committed practically since the start of time. For example, ever since Cain killed his brother Abel (B.C.), people being charged with witchcraft in the 1600’s, prostitution, to the current crimes of modern day(A.D.)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Prohibition – The solution that never worked

- Countries have been making drugs illegal over the years for varieties of reasons - be it to combat a perceived moral or health epidemic, to single out certain groups of people, or to reflect religious influences. Even when some drugs do not present notable health dangers, governments ban them. While there are many drugs that are unhealthy when abused, the drug policies around the world, particularly the United States, are inconsistent and oppressive. Drug laws were supposedly created for the good of society, but the prohibition of drugs only serves to cause problems, violence, and unrest....   [tags: Drugs Legalization]

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Overpricing on Generic Drugs

- What are generics drugs. Well, in the pharmaceutical world generics have a popularity of being the cheaper version of brand named drugs. Generic drugs are medications that provide the consumer with the same equivalent quality of care as that of brand name drugs, at a much lower price. These drugs not only make medicine affordable but also have a low cost of production. Unlike the producer of the original brand name drug, the generic drug producer does not have to undergo comprehensive research, sacrifice billions of dollars or time investigating methods for the invention of any particular drug....   [tags: pharmacy, medication, insurance]

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Mexico’s War on Drugs

- Every day the U.S. border patrol has to constantly keep an eye out for the smuggling of drugs by Mexican Cartels. There has been much violence due to this drug problem that has left many people near the border killed and is allowing more criminals to obtain these weapons. A lot of this attention goes to the U.S. because many of the weapons utilized in the “drug war” are U.S. made and is interfering with trading relations amongst both the U.S. and Mexico. With this current violent situation in Mexico this has transformed the flow of weapons to an even larger scale....   [tags: US Border Patrol, Mexico]

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Legalizing Marijuana Will Decreased Crime

- Marijuana is the cause of much commotion and debating, as the question of legalization becomes more of an issue. Drugs are a major influential force in countries all over the world today. Legalization is an option that has not had a chance, but really should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of drug use, legalization would benefit for the following reasons: 1)reduction of money spent on law enforcement 2)increase in the countries revenue 3)lessen crime 4)useful in treating certain medical conditions....   [tags: legalization of cannabis]

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A Strong Link Between Drug Abuse And Crime

- Justin Murphy Joshua Zurita There is a strong link between drug abuse and crime. Many individuals who end up in prison system suffer from either drug addiction or alcohol dependence. In the United States, there are approximately 7 million people under the supervision of an adult correctional institution, over 1.5 million incarcerated in federal and state prisons and almost 800,000 in jails (DOJ 2012) (BJS 2014) (CASA). Almost 85% of those incarcerated are substance involved (CASA). 34% of federal prisoners and 51% of all state prisoners were under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the commission of a crime (DOJ 1997)....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Prison]

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Reducing Drug Trafficking in The United States

- The drug problem in the U.S. and around the world is an important issue and seems to be a difficult problem to tackle across the board. The inflow of drugs has become one of the largest growths in transnational crime operations; illicit drug use in the United States makes it very difficult for nation states police and customs forces to get a handle on the issues. War on drugs, drug trafficking has long been an issue for the United States. There has been a proclamation of “war on drugs” for the past 44 years....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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The Elimination of Racial Profiling in the Context of Street Level Crime

- There has been the hubbub surrounding racial and ethnic discrimination around traffic stops by the police. The police have been accused of stopping a particular group of people frequently fronting the argument that that group is likely to commit a crime likeillegal possession of drugs or even unlicensed weapons. Most of the scholars who have discussed racial profiling do not deny its existence. In this paper, the definition of racial profiling will be elucidated. In addition, the overall effects of racial profiling will be looked into....   [tags: policy, the police, racial, ethnic discrimination]

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Should Sex Trafficking Be The Second Fastest Growing Crime?

- Have you ever had to endure being sexually assaulted around 3,650 times a year. Would you want your children to have to take part in these types of activities. A social workers, “primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems (NASW Code Of Ethics, 2008).” We have failed these children. It is time to take a stand for the victims of sex trafficking. We have allowed our children in Wisconsin to become criminals when they have been crying out for help. Crisis That Forced This Policy Sex trafficking in the United States is growing at frightening rates....   [tags: Prostitution, Human trafficking, Rape]

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The Nation's Drug Problem

- Nation's Drug Problem (United States) Over the last couple of years, there has been increased concern over the effects of drugs on the health of Americans. This is mainly due to the increased use of drugs by most citizens, which has caused the government to spend a lot of money to curb this problem. One of the most abused drugs is alcohol, and American citizens are increasingly becoming addicted to it. It is also the most undesirable drug, as it costs the government over $200 billion in terms of productivity, health and crime-related costs (Office of National Drug Control Policy 2)....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Violent Crime Research Paper

- Violent Crime Research Paper Nothing does more to tear our families apart than violent crime, guns, gangs, drugs, and the fear that walks alongside those terrors. Violent crime and victim rights have become a major concern for most citizens in the United States of America. Statistics indicate a decline in violent crimes in our country and an increase in our national prison population. Released prisoners commit most violent crimes. Gun control legislation, reform programs, victim rights awareness, and other programs are abundant in our country, but do little to alleviate violent crime....   [tags: Criminal Murder Jail Prison Essays Papers]

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Marijuana Laws: Prohibition Revisited

- Ever since the federal criminalization of marijuana in the United States in 1937, there has been a large underground drug market (Paul). Much like how the prohibition of alcohol simply forced imbibers underground, those who chose to partake in marijuana are forced to stay away from the prying eye of the law because of present marijuana laws. This means the drug world is concealed from the average citizen, hiding the dangers of drug deals gone wrong, police shootings, and other dangerous occurrences....   [tags: Drugs]

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Public Enemy Number One

- Mexico’s economic struggles have given life to ruthless organizations known as the Mexican drug cartels. These drug lords have been a growing source of conflict for decades and fuel the continuous war being fought against drugs. The socio-economic statuses of the areas that harbor these gangs have a direct impact on the cartels’ migration to the United States. America’s more stable economy has enticed the cartels to capitalize on the demand for drugs. Through collaboration between Mexico and the United States the fight to reduce the smuggling and violence on the border can be reduced....   [tags: Drugs]

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Marijuana Should be Legalized

- According to Martin Luther King Jr., “There are two types of laws: there are just and there are unjust laws” (King 293). During his time as civil rights leader, he advocated civil disobedience to fight the unjust laws against African-Americans in America. For instance, there was no punishment for the beatings imposed upon African-Americans or for the burning of their houses despite their blatant violent, criminal, and immoral demeanor. Yet, an African-American could be sentenced to jail for a passive disagreement with a white person such as not wanting to give up their seat to a white passenger on a public bus....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Crime In Pakistan

- The world has evolved into a system which has a sophisticated set of laws encompassing our lives in this modern society. This set of laws is a significant part of our society which holds it together and aims at protecting it against any harm. Infringing this very system is termed as a crime. Across the world, with so many different legal systems of various countries, the laws also differ accordingly and the definition of crime is perceived through those set of laws, henceforth, different perceptions of crime are existing....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Pakistani]

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Effects Of Youth Crime

- Effects of Youth Crime A kid walks down the crowded hallway at school. He is late to his class so he is going as fast as he can. In his hurry, he accidentally bumps into another kid. The other kid backs off and starts yelling at the first one. He asks why he bumped into him, and was he trying to start something. The first kid hastily apologizes as he turns and starts to race down the hall toward his third period class. The second kid takes this the wrong way and pulls out a handgun, the crowd around him quickly disperses as they see the gun....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Argument in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana

- When comparing alcohol and marijuana which drug is more dangerous. According to statistics over 75,000 deaths in America are linked to alcohol. More than half these deaths are caused by alcohol poisoning. On the other hand marijuana cannot cause death from overdose due to being nontoxic. So why should marijuana remain illegal. Many think marijuana should remain illegal, but legalization would have much more advantages if it were legalized already. Legalization has plenty of benefits, but most ideas are shunned by the media, which only shows the cons of decriminalization....   [tags: drugs, taxes]

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The War on Drugs

- WAR ON DRUGS Abstract Because of the war on drugs, prison overcrowding is vastly becoming a problem of astronomical proportion, putting a strain not only on the system of law enforcement, but on citizens as well. With studies in DNA and other forensic sciences that can pin point with exact precision the perpetrator of a crime; more and more criminal offenders are being caught, tried, and imprisoned for the crimes they have committed. Many of these crimes are initiated by the use of drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ice, crystal meth, angel dust, PCP, etc....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Crime of Marijuana

- To: President of USA From: Think Tank for a better USA " Scenario: A Date: 27th February 2014 Word count: 1796" "" The Context. Our country is facing a huge dilemma with respect to criminal charges for marijuana possessions. The country is divided into two factions - one being the freedom demanding, marijuana legalizing while the other being the anti-drug, let us crush all the drugs and drug takers. The effects of a policy in this regard spills out and affects more parties than the ones directly involved." " Analysis of the dilemma....   [tags: criminal charges, marijuana possession]

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Decriminalization of Drugs: The Way to Stop its Abuse

- Forbidden fruit is sweet indeed. Even if the delicacy carries slow and painful death for anyone attracted by its flavor, there‘ll always be plenty of those who’d want a little more. Advices, explanations, warnings, restrictions, prohibitions, punishments — nothing can stop this insane thirst for breaking the rules. According to the study of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2003, “The total number of drug abusers is estimated at some 200 million people, equivalent to 4,7% of the global population age 15 or above… compared to 4,3% last year (2002)”;....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Right Way Of Handling The War On Drugs

- When it comes to the punishment for the use and sale of illicit drugs each country has its own set of guidelines and principles for what they believe is the right way of handling the “war on drugs”. What may be considered socially tolerable in one part of the world may be punishable to the highest extent in another part. Countries such as Portugal, Switzerland, and Netherlands take a different approach to the laws and policies set on the most illicit drugs in the United States such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine and etc....   [tags: Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Heroin]

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The War On Drugs : America 's Consciousness

- The war on drugs is ingrained in America’s consciousness. Government efforts to alleviate the negative impacts drugs have on the country is still a work in progress. This war is neither won nor lost; it is still fought for with two approaches in mind. One is legalization, the other illegality. Unfortunately, both prove ineffective. Neither proposal has the potential and capability to resolve the prevalent issue on drugs. However, finding the right balance between the two absolutes, illegality and legalization, will bring the United States one step closer to progression....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse, Heroin]

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Explain the harmful effects of drugs such as ecstasy on the individual and society.

- In recent years, the rising use of addictive drugs has become one of the biggest social problems menacing certain countries. The illicit use of a variety of drugs appears to be increasing. Generally, a drug can be a substance, other than those required for the maintenance of normal health, which by its chemical nature alters the structure or function of a living organism. In this essay, drugs are more appropriate defined as psychoactive drugs such as ecstasy and cannabis, which lead to the influence of the central nervous system in mood, thought and behaviour....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Legalizing Drugs or Joining the Drug Addict Circle?

- Over the years, drug abuse has been a rising problem in almost every country in the world. Day by day more people are involved in this endless cycle of drug craving, money shortage, and drug related crimes. Congressmen and politicians of United States, seeing this unstoppable crime wave which is about to spread throughout the country, begin to address various kinds of possible solutions to end this crisis in the most efficient and effective way. As discussed in Alan M. Dershowitz's "The Case for Medicalizing Heroin" and Charles B....   [tags: Current Events]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs For Professional Athletes

- For decades baseball players, football players, cyclists and many other professional athletes have been getting penalized for years based off of them using performance enhancing drugs (PEDS). Athletes takes these drugs because they feel as if it will help them during competition as well as help them after competition when they done with their professional sport. Using performance enhancing drugs in professional sports should be accepted because the drugs they take gives them many advantages. Using performance enhancing drugs also helps professional athletes recover from injury as well as help the athlete with the longevity of their careers....   [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports]

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Prescription Drug Abuse And Prescription Drugs

- Prescription Drug Addiction Our country faces an epidemic today that reaches all demographics, all ages, and all groups of Americans. It is taking the lives of our children, our family and our friends at an astonishing rate. An estimated 6,600 Americans will abuse prescription drugs for the first time each day totaling 2.4 million new abusers each year (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2011). Unlike other illicit drug abuse, prescription drug abuse can result from the legal use of medication prescribed by a physician....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Heroin, Morphine]

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The War On Drugs And Its Impact On Society

- In the past fifty years, the War on Drugs has shifted its focus of ensuring well-being of our nation towards the mass imprisonment of drug users. Along the way, there has been an abundance of issues and criticisms that comes with the War on Drugs. The American Governments’ War on Drugs is a preposterously ineffective method in preventing drug use, and should be replaced based on its deep impact on our society, our economy, and the hypocrisy behind the war itself. An inconsistency with evaluating the War on Drugs is that its success is largely measured by the number of arrests made, though it’s had a much more detrimental effect on our society....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Prohibition]

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Legalization of Drugs Fails to Resolve Social Problems

- One need only turn on the 11o'clock news to determine whether the "war on drugs" has been a success or a failure. Border police and the FBI continue to nab ever-increasing caches of illegal drugs, while our "tough on crime" policies haul thousands to jail on drug trafficking and possession charges. Yet, people young and old continue to purchase and consume large amounts of drugs for a variety of reasons, ranging from medicinal to escapism. Even the most ardent drug enforcers have to admit that the current offensive against drugs has been a dismal failure, because the government cannot prevent what people want to do merely through laws (and their enforcement)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Legalization of Marijuana

- There has been a debate over the legalization of marijuana since it was made illegal in the 1920s. There are opponents on both sides of the issue. There are many benefits to the legalization of marijuana, but there are also detrimental effects to society that are caused by marijuana use. These issues need to be debated to determine if the legalization of marijuana would benefit the United States. According to a 2003 Zogby poll, “the government should treat marijuana more or less the same way it treats alcohol: It should regulate it, control it, tax it, and only make it illegal for children.” (Nadelmann, Ethan) Cannabis has been around since ancient times....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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War on Drugs Causes the Viloation of Individual Rights

- Everyone knows the parable of the emperor with no clothes. The significance of a child being the one to point out the emperor's nudity, as opposed to a sermonizing preacher or self-righteous intellectual, is simple to understand. Neither morality nor logic was responsible for stripping the emperor's veil of falsehood. All it took was the truth. One can't help but think of this when considering Gary Johnson, the Republican governor of New Mexico, who, despite pressure from power brokers at the top of his own party, has proclaimed that the emperor that is this country's war on drugs is not only naked to the world, but that its body is festering with the sores of moral decay and corruption....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]

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Marijuana: Drug or Cure?

- A current hot button topic with some people and some state legislatures happens to be over the legalization of Marijuana. As of 1970 with the passing of The Controlled Substances Act the Federal Government officially classified marijuana as a schedule 1 drug with no real accepted medicinal use at the time (History of Marijuana). As the capabilities of science have progressed over time more and more scientific challenges have bombarded this decision so that more tangible research can be garnered from this plant....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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Drug, Crime, Prohibition

- Drugs, Crime and Prohibition Do drugs really cause crime, or is it our governments way of controlling the communities. Many people blame drugs for every problem in our society, but is it the true evil in our society. No one person can answer that question. There are only opinions and supposed theories on this issue. We have been taught over the years that drugs were bad and that they only affected the poor and less fortunate, and turned them into crazy criminals, but this isn’t true to any extent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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CANNABIS CONTROL POLICY

- Elimination of the consumption of cannabis can be a dream that may not be realized by many countries even those that are advanced. This implies that in cases where it is a challenge to curb the situation, it is always advisable that the countries come up with a remedy of controlling the situation. The controls could be in terms of the amount of cannabis that is planted or imported into the country or legal sanctions (Jiggens 2005, p.49). To some extent this is referred to as recreational drugs that can be abolished by a country because its impact is adverse to human health and body in general....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Marijuana, or Cannabis, is a plant that has been in use since ancient times. Cannabis has had significant affects on history and societies throughout the years. It is a plant that can grow in any environment, with the exception of the Arctic Circle. Up until recent years the Cannabis plant has never been looked upon negatively. The debate on Cannabis has started again; with some people thinking that it should be legal and others thinking that it should stay illegal. It is time for people to see Cannabis as what it really is and not as what manipulative advertisements have shown it to be....   [tags: Drugs]

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Treatment or Incarceration?

- There is an epidemic of almost epic proportions in this wonderful nation called the United States. However, this epidemic is not only national; it is worldwide. And because of this epidemic there are other problems in society such as an increase in crime and prison overcrowding. The epidemic is that of Substance Abuse and Addiction. The penal systems of each state house more prisoners due to drug related crimes than any other. The statistics do not lie; they only tell the truth. Treatment instead of incarceration would be beneficial to the addict himself and to society as a whole....   [tags: Drugs]

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Hijacked Decision Making

- Tobacco and alcohol are substances that take the human out of the decision making process and cause unimaginable problems because all inhibitions are left in favor of the animalistic tendencies . All actions are a result of input from the conscious mind that represents a person as his very basic form. The conscious mind can be defined as the collective intelligence that chooses a course of action based on the benefits to the elements of the body as a whole. When a person decides to take part in anything that alters the judgment of this control panel, mainly drugs and alcohol, the choices he makes are no longer his own....   [tags: Drugs]

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Legalization is the Solution to Drug-Related Crime

- How many times have you heard the local news lead a story with the phrase "drug-related". Probably too many times to count. Indeed, it is an expression so thoroughly imbedded in the media lexicon that it qualifies as a kind of unintentional propaganda. Like all successful propaganda, "drug-related" has become so hackneyed that no one bothers to examine its fundamental truthfulness. And, also like successful propaganda, the phrase is rarely a complete falsehood but at the same time is rarely completely truthful....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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War On Drugs

- Have you ever heard the expression “War on drugs”?. That was first used in 1972 when Richard Nixon described a series of govern-mental programs intended to suppress the consumption of certain recreational drugs. Marijuana was one of them. However the first attack on Marijuana occurred not in 1972 but in1937 when the Marijuana TaxAct was passed. According to Legalizationofmarijuna.com Harry Anslinger (bureau of narcotics commissioner) testified in hearings on The subject that the hemp plant needed to be banned because it had a violent “effect on the degenerate races.” This referred specifically to Mexican immigrants who had entered the country, seeking jobs during The Great Depression....   [tags: essays research papers]

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War on Drugs

- I. Thesis and Literature Summary In our contemporary society, the media constantly bombards us with horror stories about drugs like crack-cocaine. From them, and probably from no other source, we learn that crack is immediately addictive in every case, we learn that it causes corruption, crazed violence, and almost always leads to death. The government tells us that we are busy fighting a war on drugs and so it gives us various iconic models to despise and detest : we learn to stereotype inner-city minorities as being of drug-infested wastelands and we learn to "witchhunt" drug users within our own communities under the belief that they represent moral sin and pure evil....   [tags: Papers Narcotics Drug Society Essays]

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female juvenile crime

- Traditionally, there has been little research on or interest in the impact of female crime in modern society. In addition, juvenile crime rates are on the rise, which combine for a void of research or information on female juvenile offenders. In general, crime rates for women offenders have risen since the 1990's. Increasing numbers of young women are also offending at higher rates. In a 1996 U.S. Department of Justice Report, the number of arrests of young women had doubled between 1989 and 1993....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mafia/Organize Crime

- The Mafia / Organized Crimes As we all know that America was built on the land of opportunity and the stitching' that binds America's fabric of history have been sown in with illegal threads. The Mafia has been woven into the American society like baseball and American apple pie The only fact about this problem is that it has been swept under the rug and said to be taboo. In this research paper I will attempt to answer this statement, the mafia is a violent and ruthless organization. In order to answer this statement there must be a clear understanding of the definition of The Mafia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The War On Drugs in the USA

- The War On Drugs in the USA One of the most explosive issues in the current American political climate is illegal drug use. Drug abuse is intimately connected to problems like crime, economic discrimination, and race relations, and is a topic of great controversy for many Americans....   [tags: Papers]

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Against the War On Drugs in America

- The Case Against America’s War on Drugs The legal prohibition on most psychoactive drugs has been in place in this country for the better part of a century. This policy of prohibition, however, has never been based on reason or careful consideration, but on the paranoia of a small segment of society and the indifferent willingness of the majority to accept this vocal minority’s claims without question. Outlawing any use of a particular drug is a violation of the basic freedom of individuals to act as they please in their private lives....   [tags: Legalize Narcotics Drug]

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The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs

- The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs Terrorism has many and varied links to the drug trade. Terrorists may use drugs for funding of their cause; may include drugs as part of their cause, as in Peru; or terrorism may be the result of the drug trade, as it is in Columbia's Extraditables and Italy's mafia. With the many linkages between the two crimes it seems that to crackdown on one you must crackdown on the other. The ties between the two are such that enforcement of one will hurt the other, to stop terrorism it would be useful to stop it's funding, purpose, and cause....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essays Terror ]

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Criminal Law and The War on Drugs

- Criminal Law and The War on Drugs      "These records of wars, intrigues, factions, and revolutions, are so many collections of experiments, by which the politician or moral philosopher fixes the principles of his science, in the same manner as the physician or natural philosopher becomes acquainted with the nature of plants, minerals, and other external objects, by the experiments which he forms concerning them." (David Hume.)2   "Our long armed and hairy ancestors had no idea of redress beyond vengeance, or of justice beyond mere individual reprisal."3   To determine what constitutes criminal law, is, as one learned judge has opined, "a work of art, it is something that may be...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Why Drugs Should Be Legal

- America is wasting it’s money and resources. It’s trying restrict something on which restrictions don’t have any effects: drugs. People who don’t use recreational drugs don’t do so because of the health risks; people who do use drugs would whether or not they are legal. The fact that they are illegal makes little difference. Nevertheless, $15,000,000,000 goes directly into drug prohibition every year, and has very little effect. Very much money is spent to pay police narcotics officers, fund the D.E.A., and house drug-offenders in prison....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marijuana and the War on Drugs

- Marijuana and the War on Drugs I have often wondered why the "War on Drugs" has not been very effective, in fact, it really has done nothing. Take for example marijuana. It is banned in any form of growth and use everywhere in the United States. Yet, this drug gets just as much use as alcohol. I probably know just about as many "potheads" as I do alcoholics, yet the persistence of the government to waste countless billions of dollars to try and wipe out the use of this drug is pathetic. Take for example a part of our history....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring Different Kinds of Drugs

- Exploring Different Kinds of Drugs Most of the drugs that people abuse have their effect on the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system is located deep within the brain near the top of the brain stem. The limbic system produces the feelings of pleasure, pain, anger, and fear which characterize our emotions. All drugs of addiction work on our emotions. If a certain drug makes us feel very good, we tend to want to take that drug again and again. It is because of this temporary good feeling that we become psychologically addicted to a drug....   [tags: Papers]

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Prohibition Vs War on drugs

- The United States of America©ˆs war on drugs today is very similar to America©ˆs Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920©ˆs. These two major issues of their time may not seem like they can be logically compared, but statistics for usage and a correlating rise in crime for both eras show a strong relationship. There is also a tendency for an outright defiance of the laws and law makers of the United States government in both cases. Most people today think that the prohibition of the 1920©ˆs and the current war on drugs have many contrasting points....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Crime and the Media

- Crime and the Media The public depends on the news media for its understanding of crime. Reportedly three quarters (76%) of the public say, they form their opinions about crime from what they see or read in the news (Dorfman & Schiraldi, 2001). After reviewing five hours of reality crime television shows, one is left with a very dismal look on society and a prejudice towards minorities as they are largely depicted as the perpetrators of crime. This new genre commonly referred to as reality television appears to be sweeping the nation by storm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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America's War on Drugs

- In 1968, President Richard Nixon initiated the War on Drugs when American soldiers were coming home from the Vietnam War addicted to heroin. More than a decade later, President Ronald Reagan launches the South Florida Drug Task force, headed by then Vice-President George Bush, in response to the city of Miami’s demand for help. In 1981, Miami was the financial and import central for cocaine and marijuana, and the residents were fed up. Thanks to the task force, drug arrests went up by 27%, and drug seizures went up by 50%....   [tags: History of the Drug War]

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Girl Gangs and the Female Crime Wave in America

- Starting in the 1980s, reports of female involvement in gangs, drug sales, and violence began to surface as a serious problem in America. To support claims of increased female delinquency, reporters and scholars often cite crime statistics or anecdotes from field studies. The reasons they give to explain this female crime wave generally fall into one of two categories: drugs as a means for economic success the idea that the increased availability of crack cocaine provides economic means to poverty-ridden women suffering from the effects of urbanization and deindustrializationand social movements the idea that female “liberation” has hit the streets....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Legalized Gambling Would Decrease The Crime Rate

- Many factors have influenced the rising crime rate, some being, increasing use of drugs, increasing population, and decreasing morals. America must find ways to decrease the crime rate legally. One question often going hand in hand with decreasing crime rate is would legalized gambling decrease the crime rate. During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s slow economic growth, cuts in federal funding, and growing public needs forced state and local governments to seek additional sources of revenue....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Control

- Do you think we should legalize drugs. Do you agree that we are spending too much money in drug control. Would our children be safe if there were no drug control anymore. Drug control has been a social pathology problem that overwhelms the safety of all Americans. Debates about drug legalization, which started with the issue of medical use of substances, have been taken place, creating a strong controversy. According to a poll conducted by ABC news in May 1997, 69% of Americans support of drug legalization (Review Of The National Drug Control Strategy, 1996)....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Drug Dependency

- What is dependency. The dictionary definition of dependency is “The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.” Meaning that drug dependency is when a person relies on a drug to function normally. The same may happen with alcohol. Recent research has shown that drug and alcohol dependency has been steadily increasing. Most theorize that it is the result of stress and peer pressure. However, there have been many ideas concocted to help those addicted handle their situation....   [tags: Drugs ]

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A Brief View Of The History Of Marijuana Legalization

- The legalization of marijuana is, and has been a heavily disputed issue for decades. On one hand, marijuana could lead to a medical breakthrough, or at least provide relief to cancer and AIDS patients. On the other hand, legalizing a drug could expose it to too broad an audience. As a drug, marijuana has never proven to be anywhere near as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol. Each year in the United States, 400,000 people die from tobacco, 50,000 from alcohol, and from marijuana, zero. Regardless of what side one may take to this argument, there are some causes to this marijuana debate that everyone should know....   [tags: Illegal Drugs]

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Drug Crimes

- “Drug offenses include the possession, sale, or manufacture of illicit drugs. Many drug offenses are felonies and are punishable by at least one year in prison. Some drug offenses—particularly the possession of small amounts of marijuana—are misdemeanors. People convicted of misdemeanor drug crimes may receive a fine and/or a sentence of less than one year in a local jail. Some jurisdictions treat the possession of very small amounts of marijuana (e.g., less than 1 ounce [28 g]) as an infraction, rather than as a misdemeanor....   [tags: Drugs]

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Prescription Meth

- The days of running to the local department store or pharmacy to pick up a package of Sudafed or Claritin-D may be numbered. Legislatives are considering a law that would require a prescription for all allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine. That means if you have a runny nose or seasonal allergies, you have to pay a doctor’s visit in addition to medication cost. The purpose behind this move is to combat the use and production of meth in Oklahoma by limiting access to the ingredients. Although based on logic and reasoning, the opposition quickly points out the impractical side of imposing such a law on all public citizens, while attempting to control the Oklahoman’s that abuse the sy...   [tags: Drugs ]

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Legalize Marijuana

- Cannabis sativa or Marijuana as is commonly known worldwide is a hard drug with adverse side effects to the users. With this reason it is an illegal drug in a majority of parts in the world. However according to research statistics, with this illegality there is still a high rise of both users as well as those initiated into the practice annually with the United Nations placing it first among the illicit substances widely used in the world (UNODC 198). Having worked previously in a number of facilities for juvenile delinquency and correction in California I observed and participated in the numerous ways, methods and tactics employed by the government to reduce the use of cannabis sativa wit...   [tags: Drugs ]

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Marijuana Legalization

- This debate is becoming more and more relevant since the economy collapsed. The argument over whether marijuana should be legalized has been going on since the 70’s when the war on drugs began, and probably will be going on for many years to come. It is an argument where both sides have done multiple studies, and research over whether it should, or should not be legalized. In this paper I will be discussing both views on if it should, or shouldn’t be legalized, also if marijuana does posses medical value, and if our nation would benefit for legalization....   [tags: Drugs]

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Marijuana Legalization

- The legalization of marijuana in the United States is a long and historically debated subject. Pro-legalization advocates provide many reasons for the decriminalization of marijuana; some of the reasons include, zero recorded deaths from direct use, wasting tax-payer money prosecuting non-violent offenders, and prohibition promotes organized crime. Anti-legalization organizers condemn legalization due to marijuana being considered a gateway drug, moral and religious opposition, legalization could lead to harder drugs being legalized, and the fear that legalization would enable the drug to be more accessible to children....   [tags: Drugs]

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Marijuana Legalization

- When one approaches the issue of marijuana legalization, it is natural to wonder why the plant was made illegal in the first place. A short consultation of the internet can take one to the legislation that originally made its possession illegal, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. This act is historically regarded as the fruition of suspect business motives of William Randolph Hearst, Andrew Mellon, and the Du Pont family (Marihuana, 2010). Such legislation of the 1930’s, a time when the dangers of cigarette smoking were not known, hardly seems a fit role model for our health and drug policies today....   [tags: Drugs]

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Marijuana Reform

- The decriminalization of marijuana is an incredibly controversial topic in the United States. Conservative views deem the drug dangerous and debilitating, while reformers suggest that legalizing the plant would have an enormous positive impact on the economy. While others, the terminally ill, wish for the plant to be legal so it can be offered as a less toxic and sometimes more effective alternative to harsh prescription drugs. an overwhelming wealth of facts that state the benefits marijuana can have medically. It’s not hard to believe that marijuana is the 3rd most popular recreational drug in America and Government polls say some 25 million Americans have smoked the plant in the past year...   [tags: Drugs]

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Crime and Punishment

- Crime and Punishment Crime for what, and punishment for whom. May happens in a park and maybe in a room. Maybe at night or afternoon, here or there or close to the moon. A man who makes a crime may be a tycoon or maybe just a vagrant without a small home. Now the problem is for what, for whom do a little vagrant or a tycoon want to be a prisoner or a dark moon. Making crimes comes as a result of many various things in life. The first and the greatest one is called money as the old expression that says “Money is the root of all evil”, As many people who are in need of money makes different types of crimes just to gain that money, however it’s coming through a wrong way....   [tags: social issues]

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Girls and Crime

- Girls and Crime Stress, teenage mother hood, drug habits all those components needs survival skills. How do you keep those survival skills. Gangs, prostitution, abuse. To us juvenile delinquency is something that we look at it with disdain instead of taking the time to look into sociological issues, emotional issues and the reality that would give us a clearer view and still not make us feel or understand the conditions they live in, the pressures they go through or face everyday. For us to be able to make a non judgmental opinion is very difficult, perhaps many of us have been affected by the wrong doings of some delinquent's actions such as a drive by shooting, being at the wrong place at...   [tags: Papers]

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War on Drugs Should Focus on Traffickers

- WAR ON DRUGS SHOULD FOCUS ON TRAFFICKERS The War on Drugs is a never-ending struggle that appears to have no end. The problem with fighting the supply and demand sides of the war is that the suppliers often do not appear to play by the same rules of engagement. In order for the United States to successfully battle the War on Drugs, the focus should be centered on activities within American borders. When the United States declared the War on Drugs, there was an assumption that other nations wanted to fight the war along side....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Orthodox Theories on Crime and Deviance and Crime and Deviance in the Caribbean

- Orthodox Theories on Crime and Deviance and Crime and Deviance in the Caribbean Breaking the law is typically understood as something deviant and is needed to be reduced. There is a constant goal by governments to lower crime rates in their country but crime, surprisingly, is considered by most Functionalists as being “healthy for society.” Without crime society can fall apart. The orthodox view is that crime in developing countries is the product of social change. It is a transformation from a traditional to a more modern stage of development....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Trafficking

- Human Trafficking is the unlawful trade of human beings for various purposes such as reproductive slavery or sex slavery. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime [UNODC] protocol on trafficking, “Trafficking in Persons is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation” (UNODC)....   [tags: Crime]

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date rape drugs

- "Date Rape Drugs" Alcohol has been the "date rape drug" of choice for years. Now there are some "new" drugs on the market, which are being used for date rape. These drugs are Rohypnol, and GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate. They're used to "spike" unsuspecting victim's drinks. This can be easily done because these drugs have no odor, color or taste when put into a drink. These drugs are being increasingly used by youth – in many cases as a date rape drug because of its ability to affect willpower....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Crime

- Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possessing or selling illegal drugs, appearing nude on a public street, drunken driving, and bank robbery. The list of acts considered crimes is constantly changing. For example, at one time, people were charged with witchcraft, but this is no longer illegal. Today, it is becoming a serious crime to pollute the air and water. In colonial days, pollution received little attention because it caused few problems....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Computer Crime

- Computer Crime: Prevention and Innovation Since the introduction of computers to our society, and in the early 80¡¦s the Internet, the world has never been the same. Suddenly our physical world got smaller and the electronic world set its foundations for an endless electronic reality. As we approach the year 2000, the turn of the millenium, humanity has already well established itself into the ¡§Information Age.¡¨ So much in fact that as a nation we find our selves out of a service economy and into an information based economy....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Juvenile Crime

- Juvenile Crime There has always been alarm and despair over escalating juvenile crime. In the 1950s there were reports about the mushrooming problems with youthful gangs in the big cities. In the 1960s we began to hear about a surge of juvenile crime in areas that had been regarded as virtually crime free. In the suburbs as well as the inner cities, youngsters were dropping out of school, using drugs and committing crimes. In the 1970s and 1980s, juvenile court dockets became increasingly jammed with criminal cases....   [tags: Papers]

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Computer Crime

- Computer Crime Problems with Format Billions of dollars in losses have already been discovered. Billions more have gone undetected. Trillions will be stolen, most without detection, by the emerging master criminal of the twenty-first century--the computer crime offender. Worst of all, anyone who is computer literate can become a computer criminal. He or she is everyman, everywoman, or even everychild. The crime itself will often be virtual in nature--sometimes recorded, more often not--occurring only on the Internet, with the only record being electronic impulses....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Juvenile Crime

- Juvenile Crime In today's changing world there are many factors that affect the Delinquency of our youth. Crime has become a major pastime for a large amount of today's youth. Some of the causes of this troubling problem are poverty, lack of activities, and mental issues. With every problem there is a solution, there is a constant battle in trying to find the perfect solution to help contribute to delinquency. We haven't found that solution, but we have some answers to help contain the problem....   [tags: Papers]

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