The Impact of Drugs on the criminal justice System The smuggling, distribution, and use of drugs in the United States have a considerable impact on the criminal justice system and its counterparts. Drug use has become one of the main factors for the increase in crime. Individuals that use drugs provide a demand for a product that is illegally marketed. In turn, the public demand for illegal drugs has influenced drug cartels to smuggle drugs into the United States to be sold to lower income and under developed communities. The distribution and use of drugs has led to an increase in arrest and conviction of individuals under economic strain.
Customs officers are expected to do their job and put a stop to the drug trafficking but the temptation of making some extra money may be extremely strong. Money is the root of all evil and a lot of people are very selfish. For an example, they know the effects drugs have on a society as a whole but if the price is high enough, they may turn their head and allow the drugs to be brought in. Not only is this wrong, it is damaging to everyone. “It is believed that the loss of the drug trafficking industry in Mexico would cause that country’s economy to shrink by over 63 percent” (DrugAbuse.net, (2012), para.
Defenses and Due Process Kylee Rivers CJS/220 Defenses and Due Process According to Gardner and Anderson (2011), an individual is only charged for a crime he/she committed intentionally. He suggests that such a crime must be without defense so that an individual is declared guilty. Defenses are situations that can stop or lessen the guilt in a case. Presentations of evidence for such situations ensure an accused person is defended from guilt. According to Gardner and Anderson (2011), the common elements of defense include insanity, entrapment and self-defense.
Ursery, it shows how the greed of some government officials to gain more property from Ursery then what was originally seized. The Supreme Court rejected claims that civil forfeiture laws constitute a form of double jeopardy. In United States v. Ursery, the defendants house had been seized by federal officials who claimed that it had been used to facilitate drug transactions. The government later seized other personal items owned by Ursery, saying that they had been purchased with the proceeds of drug sales and that Ursery had engaged in money-laundering activities to hide the source of his illegal income. The court of appeals reversed Ursery’s drug conviction and the forfeiture judgment, holding that the double jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from both punishing a defendant for a criminal offense and forfeiting his property for that same offense in a separate civil proceeding.
Mexican cartels don’t just hurt Mexico. They hurt the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We need to help Mexico stop the cartels. When the cartels bring drugs to our country, more and more people become addicted. Cartels are the suppliers of drugs to gangs in and out of prison.
CJ1210 Criminology | Unit 6 Assignment 1: Burglary & Drugs | By: Frank Washington | 10/30/2012 | My high is going down and I don’t have more money. What can I do to maintain my high? I can rob someone or break into somebody’s house and steal something of value to pawn or sell in order to get the money to remain high. That’s what goes through a drug addicts mind as they contemplate how to keep that high that they are used to. Drug use and crime goes hand-in-hand.
Legalization of all Drugs The United States Government seems to be blind to the fact that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is bringing the United States down and filling up our jails for criminal charges using drugs. Illegal drugs are the reason why crime is such a big issue in the United States, gangs are flourishing more so now than ever before. Although the DEA has been established for a while now, they still don’t having any regulation on what type of drug gets into the US, they crowd up our jails and waste a substantial amount of money that could be put to something profitable for the American people and economy. Even though the US government is aware that they are failing in the War on Drugs, they still are putting immense amounts
Under this system the government spends billions and gangs make billions. There is defiantly something wrong with this scenario. If drugs were legalized the government would go from spending large quantities of money on the “War on Drugs” to collecting tax revenue from drug sales. The legalization of drugs also removes the fund-raising capabilities of gangs thus reducing gang
“Criminals” will always find a way to get ahold of something they want, take a look at drugs for example it’s illegal but that hasn’t stopped these people from acquiring it. There was a similar event in the early 1900’s called Prohibition where the U.S decided to put a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages and with this ban it put the government down in debt and crime rate rose up, and then “criminals” like Al Capone were all gaining from this making and selling of illegal alcohol. So by banning the right to bear arms from civilians would just be dejavu and almost mediocre. One might object that guns should be banned because of all the innocent people that have been killed like the kids and teachers from Sandy Hook and bring up statistics of how many people have been killed because of it but like I
In order to establish a false arrest claim, the person detained must prove that the arrest is unlawful and such unlawful arrest resulted in injury. An arrest is unlawful when the police officers in question did not have probable cause to make the arrest. An arresting officer who fails to take the arrested person before a court or magistrate within a reasonable time or without unnecessary delay is guilty of false imprisonment. Similarly, an officer who arrests a person without a warrant is liable for false imprisonment by detaining the prisoner an unreasonable time. Generally, false arrest is one of several means of committing false imprisonment.