Rehab would be the much wiser place to send a drug addict. Even if they don’t quit, at least they would learn more about their deadly addiction and ways to cure it when they get ready. Drugs put lives in danger in numerous ways. Drugs are very harmful to one’s health yes, but people should have the right to ingest what they want in their own bodies. Clean needles would be easily available, and help prevent addicts from
The Effects of Border Security on the US and Mexico The Effects of Border Security on the US and Mexico Unquestionably, one of our primary focuses that have caused discontent amongst Americans is that of border security. Research shows that drug trafficking-related violence between the drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s) has increased tremendously and deaths in Mexico surpassed 50,000 between December 2006 through the end of 2011. This is an illicit business that profits more yearly in revenue than a majority of our multinational companies. (Painter, 2013) This in itself explains why people, especially in poverty stricken areas of Mexico want to link together with DTO’s. Unless we fight the war on drugs and reinforce the ports of entry, the major threat to the US will eventually extend beyond our ports and crime will continue to rise.
America must restore its rights and responsibilities. Prohibition does not work. There would not be a criminal market place if drugs, all drugs including designer drugs, were legal. In an article titled, “10 Reasons to Legalize Drugs” it stated that “The market for drugs is demand-led and millions of people demand illegal drugs.” Crime would be reduced tremendously. Most of the violence associated with Lind 2 illegal drug dealing is caused by its illegality.
The famous phrase that the forbidden fruit is sweetest is very common and very actual thus if some of the drugs were to be legalized this would greatly help in alleviating the widespread use of drugs and the crimes related to drugs altogether (National Drug Control Strategy, 2011). Justification as to why this study should be conducted is the fact that the eradication of drug trafficking in the United States will help solve a multidimensional problem. The problem of drug trafficking has very many faces such as the fact that addiction leads to decreased productivity from the individuals, disruption of education for some of the addicts, loss of jobs and long term effect on the economy (Joe, 2006). Increased risk, predisposal to diseases and the overall neglect of social
Drug Trafficking In the United States: A Serious Problem Anthony Osborne Eng. 122 Instructor: Shelly Lawyer April 4, 2011 Drug trafficking is a very big problem in the United States and has been for a long time. Drug trafficking is one of the most profitable illegal business that many people have become wealthy doing and continue to do to this present day. Drug trafficking is the most widespread and lucrative organized crime operation in the United States, accounting for nearly 40 percent of this country's organized crime activity and generating an annual income estimated to be as high as $110 billion. The information I attained for this subject was using Ask and Google search engine that give me different site to look on.
CRM 4243 10 September 2014 Assignment #1 Explaining Drug Crime with Criminological Theory Illicit drug use has been a social problem in the United States for many years. According to an article on the Drug War Facts website, in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users. According to the data findings, marijuana was deemed the most common used drug of all Americans. As of 2012, there were an estimated 18.9 million marijuana users across the United States. A pressing question stands for illicit drug use in the United States: why are these drugs labeled illicit even illegal?
The war on drugs is expensive. Resources are used to catch individuals who purchase and also sell illegal drugs in our society. Tax money is used to bring the individuals to court and, to house them in jail. Some believe the cost or tax dollars spent for this purpose is a waste considering the resources used to convict an individual for using a natural drug. This revenue is lost to our government; taxes cannot be collected on illegal drugs, so why not make cannabis legal.
Drugs can be important as crime evidence and help lead to an arrest. Crime evidence is important no matter what it is. Drugs are a growing epidemic and things change so often. The names of drugs, how they are used and what form they come in change. Issues may always exist with the collecting, identifying, and preserving of illegal drugs.
After looking into all the issues of legalizing marijuana and looking at the pros and cons, the only conclusion we should come to is to legalize it. Aside from our feelings against it, it makes no sense not to legalize it. To make it legal, and stop all the hardcore drug enforcement would save the U.S at least a couple billion dollars. Legalizing it would also bring revenue of up to $6.2 billion annually by taxing the sales of it. Plain and simple, we need to legalize marijuana.
The ‘war on drugs’ has become a harsh and unnecessary measure that frankly costs American taxpayers far too much money. If the type of imprisonment suffered by nonviolent offenders is now deemed cruel and unusual, does the punishment really fit the crime? This is the question American citizens must ask themselves as they consider how far they must go in order to keep drug use and abuse under control. One of the many effects of the severe penalties for drug use is unjust incarceration. The average citizen may correctly point out that everyone has the right to due process and therefore innocent people are not simply sentenced to prison.