Cloward and Ohlin argue, that the majority of criminals involved in the drugs trade were unable to succeed within capitalism and were driven to an illegitimate means of obtaining wealth. Cloward and Ohlin further argued that as people were driven into this illegitimate structure they tended to join existing deviant subcultures i.e. the drug subculture as in the case of the drugs trade. The theory does well to explain many crimes of the working class as they are unable to succeed in a society driven by middle class values, however Cloward and Ohlin’s subcultural theory fails to explain the crimes of the powerful whom already have achieved economic wealth through legitimate means. Furthermore the theory
One impact on the business it could have is by people not having jobs they will earn less money and so this would mean that they would have lesson money to spend and so this could have an impact on the profits and amount of money Tesco make. Also with unemployment crime level rises which mean there could be an increase in thefts in the store which could also impact profits for the company. Along with higher crime rates there could be more damage to the stores and property which could create more costs and loss of money on repairing the damage. Despite these negatives it could also mean that Tesco could have more jobs to offer and so help get people out of unemployment and get employed by Tesco. The current number of unemployed people in Spain is £5.9million which is 26.7% this could impact the business in many ways similar to the U.K but this would likely be to a more extreme level due to the fact that unemployment level is 19.2% more in Spain than the U.K.
But it becomes wrong when you are selling your products at such a low price that you put all other companies out of business. When you are using this form of dumping, you put people out of work because their company can no longer afford to keep them on. Either way I don’t see any moral reasoning that would support dumping products overseas if it’s illegal. First you are breaking a law that has been setup to protect people. You are also intentionally causing harm to others, if you follow either definition.
Why are prisons bursting at the seams? According to Joe Romaine of the International Business Times, it is because of America’s “insane drug laws,” which are doing more harm than good (Romaine). Many people may argue that drug offenders are getting what’s coming to them— they broke the law, and therefore it is part of their consequence to suffer through the overcrowded “cruel and unusual” incarceration. Individuals who argue this point are mistaken because although criminals should indeed receive punishment for their actions, there comes a time when a line of propriety is crossed. The ‘war on drugs’ has become a harsh and unnecessary measure that frankly costs American taxpayers far too much money.
The working class gain a desire for material things, but breaking the law may be the only way that they can acquire the consumer good that they desire. breaking the law is a small price to pay for the reward that the success brings them in turn. This of course would bring a rise in the amount of working class people committing crimes. Another reason this may lead to a rise in crime may be that the ruling class alienate the working class as they only and this leads to frustration and eventually aggression which can cause them to hit out at the ruling class with violence or vandalism. On the other hand crime is not just pigeon hold to the working class as the ruling class may get a
Cigarettes and alcohol are considered to be demerit goods because they are over provided by the markets, therefore, they are also over consumed by the people. The government believes that those goods are bad for the society and the people, therefore, the government tries to decrease the consuming of those demerit goods. Cigarettes and alcohol are inelastic demands. Their PED value is less than one but greater and zero. These two products will have a small change in the demand when the price is changed, which means that if the price is raised the demand of the product will not change drastically (fall by much in comparison).
For instance, “policymakers typically emphasize the instrumental purposes of their policies” (Best 220). According to Best in Social Problems, “they claim that the policy is intended to make a difference, to correct or improve a particular troubling condition in society”. Policies can also serve symbolic purposes because the policies embody values to help promote the structure of society (Best 220). Overall, these policies affect the way criminals associated with these crimes are prosecuted in the United States by providing explanation for prosecution. For example, with the War on Drugs, “many policymakers insist that legalizing drugs is unthinkable” (Best 221).
These gamblers were also more likely to have sold drugs than the other arrestees. Gambling does cause an increase in crime. This crime is harmful to the people who are the victims of it. It is harmful to the people who are forced due to their addiction and it is also harmful to the wider community who has to live in fear of it. Which brings me to my next arguement.
Are our cities and our governments going to be able to make a change or at least reduce the number of consumers? The flow of drugs into our streets is getting our cities contaminated with thieves, violence and prostitution. The addiction for drugs creates a need that somehow has to be filled. In addition the effect of it doesn’t let the body work nor think in a proper way. Eventually after consuming an unhealthy, extensive amount of drugs, the person would not reason properly and will start to act with a criminal behavior.
1. Should Heinz steal the drug? I think he should because he is being robbed of the drug because of the outrageous price on it if it’s worth 20,000 and inflation of 180,000. That is a big markup on the price even when they raised 50,000 the pharmacist is in the wrong to turn away a person in need for the drug otherwise die from not getting the drug. In itself the price is steep and not reachable by most people’s standards and economy this day and age and sometimes we all must face a situation where the only choice is to override follow the leader mentality when it comes to someone you would do anything for.