Such pervasive corruption denigrates and demoralizes all law enforcers and causes disrespect for law among citizens.The distractive effects of the drug war on law enforcement indirectly but profoundly encourage crime. In many cities, half or more of arrests are for drugs or related crimes, expending police resources and energy that might otherwise be available for domestic violence, fraud and other serious offenses. As a consequence, all criminals have a much better chance of escaping detection and punishment than if drugs were legal. (Duke, Steven B. Dec. 1993). The drug war also deeply undercuts the role of incarceration in dealing with people convicted of such serious crimes as child molesting, rape, kidnaping and homicide.
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.
The police towards this goal such as: tapping phone line to potential criminal or drug dealers. Various sting operation trying to intervene and stop the distribution of drugs before entering our street and cites. My belief is that, with these many helpful tactics in place, it is very difficult to totally eliminate the distribution of all drugs in our society. The Cocaine Cowboys was an illegal
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.
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.
This paper will discuss police corruption and misconduct in different areas of the world as well as the ethics involved. Police Corruption First we start with what corruption is and what is considered to be police corruption. According to Pollock (2010), “ Corruption has been described as acting on opportunities, created by virtue of one’s authority, for personal gain at the expense of the public one is authorized to serve”(pg.178). Corruption occurs in different situations that include corruption of authority, kickbacks, theft, illegal activities, payoffs, and shakedowns (Pollock 2010). Police corruption has become a big deal and can be taken back to years ago when Rodney King who was a harmless civilian at
Organized crime groups typically bribe police and other law enforcement groups as a way of defacing the legal system in order to avoid prosecution. Huge amounts of available cash allow these groups to persuade government officials in staying out of the way, thus assisting the crime groups in reaching its goals. Bribery helps these criminal groups to avoid prosecution and in turn, the criminals are able to continue their operations, uninterrupted. Another characteristic among crime organizations is the pyramid power structure by which these organizations run. This type of structure is known as a hierarchy system.
Speakeasy operators began bribing the police to let them go without any violations. Some police could even be bribed to give notice in advance if there were any raids to be expected. Not only did the prohibition of alcohol corrupt average citizens, but it also corrupted some law
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
Taylor Nordmeyer Prof. L Gertsma ENGL 1101 27 November 2012 Gang Control It’s no question that we have a major gang problem in the United States. More needs to be done to eliminate gangs, because they increase the drug flow, the crime rate, and intimidate citizens of their communities. Not all gangs are dangerous, but the ones that are, need to be contained because of their cruel behavior and their harsh crimes. Gangs become more powerful through these factors. Eliminating or controlling the drugs being distributed by gangs then their power will diminish.