It demonstrates that racism is still very real and that people continue to be treated based on the color of their skin. It was one of “the most visible uses of force by police in this country`s history “and put the issue of police brutality on the national agenda. The king beating set off a chain of events that enflamed racial, ethnic, and social tensions in Los Angeles. It caused six days of riots and rebellion, calls
A pressing question stands for illicit drug use in the United States: why are these drugs labeled illicit even illegal? Drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and most pills are termed illegal simply because the United States government believes that these drugs affect our bodies in the most terrible ways. The problem occurs when we can connect social problems between crime and drugs. According to Drugs, Crime, & Contemporary Perspectives, the use of drugs is connected to crime rates in the United States and around the world. It is believed that people commit crimes because of the effects of drugs.
Philadelphia and Homicide Over the years Philadelphia has become one of the most violent cities in the US. It was listed in the top ten murders cities in America and seventy percent of these crimes were committed by African American males between the ages of eighteen to forty. In Eric Schneider’s, article Homicide in the Hood, he believes that most of these homicides are due to the low employment opportunities in the urban areas. I agree with his argument. This plays a major factor in the homicide rate in Philadelphia, although it’s not the only factor.
War on Drugs in Guatemala Oriana Peñaranda Introduction to International Relations 1011 Dr. Charles MacDonald March 23, 2012 The Central American country of Guatemala has experienced the traumatic effects of drug trafficking for about 30 years now and is desperately trying to find solutions to resolve this problem. Drug cartels have taken over large swathes of Guatemala and other Central American countries, fueling some of the highest murder rates in the world. Drug trafficking is a major issue because it threatens the stability, prosperity and peace of the country. The issue of illegal drug trafficking and the violence that comes with it is nothing new to Guatemala. Why does Guatemala suffer from the immense amount of drug trafficking?
Structured Inequality in the Justice System Brianna Fanello Chamberlain College of Nursing STRUCTURED INEQUALITY IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM Racial profiling has been used by law enforcement to stop, detain, question, search, and sometimes justify the use of excessive force against African Americans, Latinos, Arab Americans, Muslims, and other minority groups. According to the U.S. Justice Department, in 2003 about 10.4 percent of all African American men between ages 25-29 were incarcerated, as compared to 2.4 percent of Hispanic men and 1.2 percent of Non-Hispanic White men. This is evidence that higher poverty populations have more problems with the prison system. This paper will take an in-depth into these startling statistics. Furthermore, it will look how racial profiling is unnecessary in keeping Americans safe, as well as how racial profiling impacts our society as a whole, and solutions for the future.
Name of author Unit name Date Contents Introduction 1 Literature Review 2 Indirect costs 3 Direct costs 3 Physical and psychological costs 4 Sociocultural Determinants. 4 Dynamics of addiction 6 Defense mechanisms 6 Denial 6 Regression 6 Dissociation 7 Reaction formation 7 Projection 7 Chemical Dependence: Crisis of Addiction. Introduction Drug abuse and trade has been one of the major frustrating features of the international scene, the most common drugs in these transactions being; heroin, cocaine and synthetic stimulants. According to the United Nations office for Drug control and crime prevention, drug production, trafficking and sale is among the highest paying businesses with an estimated amount of $400 billion per year. Some of these drugs are consumed locally while others are transported into other countries taking part in the business.
Discuss illegal drug use, prostitution and money laundering Name: Institution: Date: Discuss illegal drug use, prostitution and money laundering Illegal drug use Despite the on-going political notoriety on the illegal drug use issue, there are still many prevailing cases of drug dependence across the globe. This has led to vast arrays of policies and programs which work together in the solving of drug-related problems. However, the level of investment and the dedication in curbing the problem keeps shifting with the political change (Fraser, & Moore, 2011, p. 147). An increase in the illegal drug use leads to increased criminal activities in a region. Research indicates that pathways into crime and drug use are causally related because they both result from factors such as physical and sexual abuse, poverty, lack of education, poor mental health and unemployment.
Drug Addiction in American Society By: Tia Gardner SOC101 June 11, 2013 Drug addiction is a growing epidemic in today’s society, and affects all economic classes; it is not just a problem of the lower economic class, or of the poor. There have been many professional athletes, actors/actresses, and public officials that have struggled with this issue. Drug addiction, or any addiction for that matter, is a disease of the brain caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters, and is much more difficult to control than many might imagine. An addiction is described as obsession, compulsion, psychological or physical dependence on something, regardless of the affects it may have. The most well known signs of addiction include loss of control over substances or behavior, obsession with a substance or behavior, prolonged use of the substance no matter what the consequences are, and complete denial that there is any type of dependence.
The debate on drug courts therapy is a main problem with politics with race, poverty, and drug cities (p.417). According to (Miller, 2009, p. 417) “Between 1986 and 1991, the number of white drug offenders in state prisons increased by 110 percent, but the number of black drug offenders rose by 465 percent”. Drug courts were ultimately used for overloaded court cases resulting in congested prisons (p.417). Programs were developed because of drug arrests and offenses that introduced drug courts (p.417). The role of the drug courts is to deter drug offenders and abusers from incarceration and into treatment programs (p.417).
As crack cocaine use continues, the effects felt from the drug continue to get more severe. User’s who continuously abuse crack cocaine begin experiencing feelings such as cravings, obsessions and higher tolerances, symptoms that characterizes a serious addiction. Long-term crack cocaine effects seem much more severe than short-term Grimes 2 effects. Restlessness, mood change, irritability, auditory hallucinations, extreme paranoia, and addiction are lasting emotional and mental effects to the user. In addition, the feeling of worthlessness is another emotional long-term effect of crack cocaine use.