Running Head: ANTI-DRUG LEGISLATION ANALYSIS Anti-drug Legislation Analysis Shanna Wilkins University of Phoenix August 1, 2011 CJA/354 Facilitator: Paul Croushore The war on drugs is intended to stop the distribution, trade, consumption, and production of drugs. The war on drugs is why the American prison population has escalated. Because drug crimes have escalated the prison population has tripled since the early 1980s. Homicide, robbery, and assault are no longer the number one reasons for incapacitation; this is the reason prisons are so overcrowded (Foster, 2006). In this paper the student was asked to analyze federal and state anti-drug legislation.
Drug Trafficking in the United States Jason Reed ENG122 English Composition Instructor McKenna September 23, 2012 Drug Trafficking in the United States Over forty years ago, the world declared the war on drugs. Today, after decades of failing to control drug consumption, the drug problem has emerged and allowed violent drug traffickers to expand their networks and corrupt even more Mexican and American government officials. The use of violence by traffickers against authorities and witnesses represents a major challenge to the neighboring countries as the ultimate guarantor of law and order within their borders. This in turn, has allowed drug cartels to move illegal narcotics freely throughout Mexico in an attempt to smuggle them
Andres Torres Vermillion English 1 4/26/2012 Outline: Meth Abuse I. Introduction: A. Background: Methamphetamine is smoked with a pipe, or injected through the veins. It is a very addicting drug. Methamphetamine is one of Americas biggest enemy, it causes millions of tax payers money.
The first step to banning drugs was the Pure Food and Drug Act. This required patent medicines to label all of the ingredients in their products. Many of the smaller businesses were bankrupted because of this act but over hundreds of thousands of addicts remained. Companies like Coca-Cola almost were shut down because they didn’t want to stop putting Cocaine into their product (Johnson). The next step to banning drugs was the Heroin Tax Act.
The Highwaymen were the scandalous criminals that patrolled the highways and traffic roads to scavenge for useful goods. “With the use of the Hydrogen Bomb, the Christian era was dead, and with it must die the tradition of the good Samaritan” (page 84). After the many atomic bombs destroyed Orlando and other major cities, the survivors went against each other and become either hostile criminals or bystanders trying yo avoid to confliction. “Some nations and some people melt in the heat of crisis and come apart like fat in the pan” (page 132). The villainous Highwaymen, drug addicts, and gangsters all came apart at the seams when their lifestyles changed for the worse.
Drug Trafficking in the United States ENG 122: English Composition II Professor June 18, 2012 Drug trafficking remains the single most important activity for organized criminal groups in the Americas. This includes trafficking of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs. The trafficking and consumption destabilizes nearly every country that forms part of the production and distribution chain. Some of these countries are facing challenges that are, in some ways, bigger those of their prolonged civil wars. Without the resources or knowledge, the governments of these nations are succumbing to powerful mega-structures that are able to subordinate poorly paid civil servants and buy off large portions of the
Moonshine was a common type of alcohol that people could get hold of easily, and was made using homemade stills. However this turned out to be very dangerous and even poisonous. 5000 people died from drinking moonshine every year. Other alcohol was smuggled in from other places such as Mexico or Canada. Another effect of prohibition was a great surge in Gangsters, who uses the illegality of alcohol to their advantage by selling massive amounts of it.
Murders by firearm rates are 17.5 times higher than in twenty-two other populous high-income nations combined. The United States is one of the most violent nations in the world. Because of this, suicide rates are very high, and costs are very high. Nearly as many citizens are killed each month, as were killed in the first seven years of the Iraq war. The suicide rate of children between the ages of five and fourteen is eleven times higher than that of twenty-five other countries.
They say that we are down below 13 million now. So that is a significant decrease, 50 percent as far as drug users.”4 In Australia had one of the largest prevalence of amphetamines at 21 percent in 2008 is starting to show a decrease in use from 27 percent testing positive in 2007.4 In Russia Eighty-seven thousand people were arrested for drug related crimes in 2006 – an increase of 24 percent over 2005. "5 In the United Kingdom the statistics show "In general, the quantity of seizures has been rising in the United Kingdom, cannabis being the most seized drug. In 2009, 12,690 kg of cannabis resin, 18,162 kg of herbal cannabis and 764,184 cannabis plants were seized across the UK “6 The ‘War on Drugs’ seems to be working, however at a very slow pace. Commissioner Kelly
Jeffrey Ensor Mrs. Bramely Argumentative Essay 12/7/11 Legalize It The US war on drugs places great emphasis on arresting people for smoking marijuana. Since 1990, nearly 5.9 million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges, a greater number than the entire populations of Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined. So what does that say? Marijuana users are being punished for a drug that can ultimately benefit a lot of people. Marijuana should be legalized it will not only benefit the well being of sick patients but also it will help economic needs of this country and also decline in crime will be apparent.