Unit 6 Assignment 1: Burglary And Drugs

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CJ1210 Criminology | Unit 6 Assignment 1: Burglary & Drugs | By: Frank Washington | 10/30/2012 | My high is going down and I don’t have more money. What can I do to maintain my high? I can rob someone or break into somebody’s house and steal something of value to pawn or sell in order to get the money to remain high. That’s what goes through a drug addicts mind as they contemplate how to keep that high that they are used to. Drug use and crime goes hand-in-hand. Many people who are already involved in crime commit far more offenses once they become drug-dependent. Drug abusers commit robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, as well as shoplifting, and theft from automobiles to support their drug habits. The both are a…show more content…
Why should we pay for those losers to "come down" and learn how to stop sticking needles in their arms? This is not our responsibility. Conversely, we must ban all drug-treatment programs, even those that are privately funded, and expedite the process of sending drug users to jail. Once incarcerated, the drug addicts can immediately get to work answering customer service calls and making clothes for the rest of us.” I am partially in favor of that letter. I do believe we should not coddle them with taxpayer treatment programs that a lot of them enter and exit repeatedly. But, on the other hand, if those treatment centers do offer some sort of success, then it a good thing to offer them in hopes of the offenders not depending on drugs and having to commit crimes to get those drugs thus reducing crime, the courts, jails, and prison population. Drug treatment programs are less expensive than prisons and more effective at helping people turn their lives around. Many of the programs available to inmates are provided by organizations like AA and NA, which send volunteers into the prisons. Most of the volunteers are previous offenders who have changed their lives and now want to help other change their life. Private companies and non-profit organizations under contract with the CDC, can furnish both in-prison and parole services. The programs vary from institution to institution, but may include education, literacy, stress and anger management, job training, re-entry classes and a small number of work furlough opportunities. Although most of the programs are strictly voluntary for inmates, some prisoners earn work-time credits for

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