Drug Trafficking in the United States from Mexico Drug trafficking in the United States and Mexico is a huge problem for the United States because it has a negative impact on other areas in society such as crime rates. The government needs to find a solution to better control drug trafficking because it claims lives and destroys families. Research shows Marijuana and Cocaine are the top two most illegally abused drugs in the United States. James Gray (2001) points out: Not only is this drug-money corruption problem of enormous concern in its own right, but additional lawless behavior often is derived from it as well. For example, the entire southern California area was shocked in September 1999 when a former officer of the Rampart Division
In some states, the individual must be convicted of two serious felonies for the three strikes law to apply, while in others any felonies count towards the third strike. Critics of the three strike law express many strong arguments against their harsh legal statute. Our society has ultimately had an issue with the three strikes law. Some people have said that the law “destroys the flexibility of the courts and the judge, it is unjust in certain conditions, and it adds more criminals to an already crowded and expensive criminal system”
Because of this, negative actions and behaviors that are attributed to variables other than the type of drug, variables such as the method of administration or distribution, were mistaken for attributes of the drug itself. This led to incorrect perceptions of crack cocaine and the eventual adoption of overly stringent drug policy concerning crack cocaine. At the time congress was operating under the assumption that crack cocaine was pharmacologically different from powder cocaine as well as 50 times more addictive than its powder counterpart, for good measure the number was doubled creating the current 100:1 ratio (Coyle, 2002). However, intentional or not, in reality the guidelines punish the poor, those who choose the cheaper form of what is essentially the same drug, more severely ending in a disparate impact for the most part on behalf of the inner city African American
The incarceration system in the United States has inflicted much damage on societal well-being, caused by privatization of prisons, war on drugs, and overcrowding of prison cells. The safety and well-being of society lies in the efficiency of prisons. The lack of a productive system will continue to harm the nation and further the deterioration of the lives of those affected. However, with a few reformations the problem can be solved and societal safety restored. Eradication of private prisons and promotion of drug rehab can benefit both society and the incarceration system and result in a more successful
And most people won’t even know their identity’s been stolen until it’s too late and they become a victim to identity theft. Identity thieves can cause a lot of harm to their victims, such as stealing their personal information; several negative effects identity theft has on its victims are using your identity for criminal activities, financial loss, and it can even put people in physical danger. The most important effect identity theft causes is that criminals can use your identity to commit crimes. Such as drug smuggling or crossing state lines they can commit fraud to gain government benefits. And by using their identity to commit these crimes can seriously damage someone’s reputation.
Legalizing the drug would upset few but in particular drug cartels with a control in the market. As I said earlier the demand could be met by the government regulating the product causing cartels to fall out and be non existent. With all of those reason I believe that crime declining is the biggest.too many people are being killed over the
Prisons are consistently overflowing with repeat offenders and minor criminals. In addition to repeat offenders and perpetrators of minor crimes clogging up the system, the cost of keeping a prisoner is astronomical compared to the author’s suggested form of punishment. However, I do see the need for prisons, or someplace comparable, to keep the most violent criminals out of society. I believe Moskos should have stated hard facts regarding the ineffectiveness of prisons and given pertinent details about the productive use of corporal punishment. I’m not sure there are any “appropriate” forms of punishment.
The prisons in America seem to cause more problems than assistance in today's society. The country's penal system is overcrowded, expensive, and some argue that is ineffective as well as inefficient. The costs to staff and support these facilities increase dramatically every year. Prisons, which are supposed to be correctional facilities, are currently filled with violence and hostility. These institutions are created to control crime by deterrence, incapacitating criminals, which protects society from potentially dangerous criminals, but it is hard to tell if this is being
Treatment Versus Incarceration Anthony Williams Ivy Tech Community College Treatment Versus Incarceration One of the most controversial points in America is the debate about Treatment versus Incarceration. We have sectors that seem to believe that you cannot treat and rehabilitate an offender. This sector, which is the Justice System of this country, simply states ‘build more prisons’. We have come to a time where there are so many prisons in some states that it is considered a vital source of income for that state. As we will soon learn, if we do not put some type of behavioral modification program in place we will continue to have the problems of prison overcrowding.
America has more freedom offered here than in many other countries but that doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t violating human rights here in America as well in other countries. The US expects other countries to treat their people equally and not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion. A prime example of human rights violations by the United States was the detention center known as Guantanamo Bay which housed hundreds of “suspected” terrorist in Cuba. In this facility the government arrested people from other countries and brought them back to Guantanamo where the prisoners were abused mentally and physically. The harsh conditions that the prisoners were faced with are a major violation of human rights by the United States.