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.
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
The poorest nations on Earth are usually categorised by the term LDC, meaning ‘Least Developed Country.’ These low levels of development make it harder for the county to develop any further. Sierra Leone is an example of an LDC, and is at the bottom of the UN’s league for human development. Sierra Leone has a high level of dependency on its raw materials for income, Diamonds and Iron ore are highly sought after and the main consumers of these products are the industrialising and high level consumption nations such as China and the U.S. The issue is that these products are mined and manufactured by foreign companies. If the LEDC had the high enough levels of development it could educate it population and these profit providing process could be taxed and boost the economy of the LDC to allow such infrastructure to grow.
The demographic group most affected by the war on drugs and the incarceration boom are the juveniles. Youth who turn to drugs and alcohol abuse are faced with harsh reality at YSI Facilities, another branch of the private prison industry. Rather than being charged with fines appropriate to their offenses and being sent to rehabilitation or other forms of drug treatment, non-violent offenders are locked away with long, harsh sentences. This profit-driven war on drugs and other substance abuse ruins the lives of the inmates, turning them into harder criminals by exposing them to such environments. According to a project run by The Huffington Post, 40% of juvenile offenders sent to private prisons on account of drug related crimes are arrested and convicted of harsher crimes in less than a year from their release (Kirkham).
It’s not that the gangs are there, it’s the simple fact that they hurt how the city looks. The street gets a bad reputation because of the stuff that happens on that street. This is the same in almost every part of the United States. It’s not that all gangs are a threat but at least the dangerous ones need to be stopped for the safety of the citizens. Citizens can also get caught in the line of fire.
Spending money on improving other countries isn’t always going to have a positive impact. The U.S. has spent over $915 billion on the Iraq war alone, just to get nothing out of it except a sense of security for some people who believe they can’t attack again. There will always be terrible people in the world who want to do horrible things, and we will never end that. Although Iraq was a complete waste of money, Liberia was not. Liberia is a country that just needed to be put on track, as opposed to Iraq and Afghanistan where it will take an unknown amount of time and money to make things the way they can be.
Cocaine Kids showed how society views most drug dealer, with stereotyping them as gangsters with big gold rope necklaces, fresh kicks, and nice cars. It was a bigger chance that the Cocaine Kids would get caught because of where they lived, the areas that they stayed in promoted drug use. There was more of a risk of being caught for drug dealing that is why certain extensive procedures were followed in Cocaine Kids. It was to the degree of the market almost having its own “miniature society with institutions, laws, morality, language codes in behaviors of its own.” (Williams, pg.2). A person would think people with money would be looked down upon because they buy these illegal drugs but there is less stigmatizing because they have disposable money.
It is dangerous and people need to take it seriously. By not finding better ways to prosecute DUI’s more people will continue to be killed. 6) There is no further information I want the Professor to know about this essay. Michael St.John Professor Jodie Baeyens ENGL 102 Effectiveness in Writing June 5, 2012 Difficulty of DUI Cases Driving under the influence (DUI) is a major problem in the U.S. DUIs are dangerous selfish acts that affect all social classes and ethnic groups. DUI’s happen when a person has no regard for the rules or regulations of their state or the safety and well being of fellow citizens.
They do things that if they weren’t on the drug they otherwise wouldn’t do. Meth has caused an increase in crime rate, domestic violence, sexual abuse within the home and has devastated a number of families. People become desperate in their addiction and will do anything to get their drug including stealing from family, children and spouses and becoming neglectful parents. The film discussed addicts who put their children in danger in their homes because of their severe addiction to meth. Other addicts would commit crimes such as breaking and entering and theft to feed their
Wilkinson and Pickett explore two of the most common assumptions about the social gradient that shows people at the bottom of social hierarchies suffer more problems- circumstances and individual tendencies. The authors, in critiquing the material explanation to societal problems, argue that richer nations should do better than poorer ones. This is a flawed argument, as national wealth does not indicate its distribution. A generally wealthy nation may have poorer diets, less educational opportunities, or worse housing in comparison to a less wealthy nation. Wilkinson and Pickett also give reason as to why everyone in a society should be concerned about inequality, not merely those vulnerable to the problems with which it coincides.