Essays Tagged: "Drug war"

The Case for Legalizing Drugs

tempt of the early 20th century provides the perfect historicalsupport for the decriminalization of drugs.'Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperanc ... rs has been a concern to most. A major cause of this increasein crime is the illegal trafficking of drugs. As violent crime continues to increase, we are unable todevote our financial resources and ti ...

(12 pages) 431 0 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drug Prohibition

too bad, it's kind of a quickie. Teacher agreed with it, and it's for legalization. I was impressed.Drug ProhibitionThere are no panaceas for the world's drug problems, but legalizing drugs, un-clog t ... ut it would alleviate many of the nation's social and political problems. Legalization would reduce drug-related crime, save the U.S. billions of dollars In 1984, a kilogram of cocaine worth $4 ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Legalization of Majiuna

Legalize It! Many feel today we are loosing the war on drugs. When a battle goes to the point where there is no winner there needs to be a re-evaluation of ... inner there needs to be a re-evaluation of how to solve the problem. In the case of the war against drugs, years of fighting have caused increased crime, overcrowding of prisons and the wasted use of ... nd resources with no results. It is now time to look at alternative methods to solving the nation's drug problem. I will be looking at one of these methods that deals with the legalization of marijuan ...

(3 pages) 175 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drug legalization.

Any close examination of the "war on drugs" metaphor leads inescapably to the conclusion that one weapon could bring us to the brink of v ... der it surrender.How have we confused surrender with victory? Let's start by looking at the "war on drugs" metaphor closely, and define some "war" terms. First, who or what is the "enemy?" Second, wha ... what is the "enemy?" Second, what defines "victory" in this "war?"Is the "enemy" in this "war" the drug addict? No reasonable person believes that. Addicts are in many ways the victims of a "war" pol ...

(4 pages) 104 1 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Legalization of Drugs Can Benifit Everyone - Supproting legalized drug use.

Legalization of Drugs Can Benefit EveryoneIllegal drugs are a popular and convenient scapegoat for the failures of t ... e tough issues for a politician to take a stand on. When there is no one else to point a finger at, drugs fill the need for blame.Those who oppose the legalization of drugs tend to focus on the mal ef ... l the need for blame.Those who oppose the legalization of drugs tend to focus on the mal effects of drug addiction. Drugs laced with deadly chemicals kill people everyday. Often times people will comm ...

(2 pages) 119 2 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The legalization of drugs in North America.

Drugs - the issue is wholly controversial, and the debate not entirely without merit. It is hard to ... with the decriminalization of marijuana seemingly within reach, the debate for whether all illicit drugs should be decriminalized or even legalized has gotten more intense. There are many facets, but ... ere is a need for either harsher penalties or the decriminalization or even legalization of illicit drugs. Legalization, however, is the only practical way to bring any positive results.Politicians ar ...

(4 pages) 107 1 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drugs in society.

"Campaigns to prohibit drugs and alcohol in the United States emerged as part of a much broader moral reform movement" (Woo ... part of a much broader moral reform movement" (Woodiwiss, 1998: 253). Concerted efforts to legalize drugs and alcohol have little power against these moral reform movements. Anti-drug movements were s ... sed in further detail shortly in this composition. Yet it would be equally unfair to claim that all drug policies are in place due to racist reasoning. The United States has in place an array of well ...

(11 pages) 362 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Drugs problem: to legalize or not to lehalize drugs

the terrorist war, but another war less noticeable. We are both the creators and victims of our own drug problems. We are a feel-good-quick society, a society of short-cuts and of instant gratificatio ... society, a society of short-cuts and of instant gratification. American society does not handle its drug problem very well. We might agree quickly that American citizens as mature adults should be res ...

(6 pages) 164 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Causes and Effects of Drug Selling

the flashing lights, like a dog chasing away a herd of cattle. This is the stereotypical life of a drug dealer. This is what drug dealers so call "work". Work meaning a job where money is made sellin ... to buy their products. It is hard to differentiate which is worse, the causes or effects of selling drugs.The causes of selling drugs are the desperate need for money in most cases. They think they ca ...

(3 pages) 61 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

A Case for the Leagalization of All Drugs

A Case for the Legalization of DrugsThe beginning of the twenty first century has brought upon a new age of optimism and wonder. De ... of optimism and wonder. Despite all of the announcements on television, our world is far from being drug free. Our societies have given in to the modern war on drugs, which is being fought against our ... is being fought against our own citizens across the United States. An international effort to stop drug production and use has failed, leaving distress and political chaos. Assault, property crime, r ...

(8 pages) 119 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Legalization of Drugs.

Reforming America's Drug Policies.An extremely controversial question lingers among citizens and government officials of ... versial question lingers among citizens and government officials of the United States today. Should drugs be legalized ? Is the "War on Drugs" working ? After thoroughly researching this topic and und ... earching this topic and understanding each side of the argument, I can easily state that the War on Drugs is not working, and the United States government has taken the wrong approach on handling drug ...

(6 pages) 79 1 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Drugs and Prohibition

n America today deals with substance abuse. It has been a long debate whether or not prohibition of drugs and alcohol are practical. An excellent example to related whether or not the idea works is th ... the 1980s Swiss experiment with the polar opposite of what happens when there is a legalization of drugs. With this the comparison of the relation of prohibition of substance and the legalization can ...

(5 pages) 131 3 4.8 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Guide To Understanding The Repercussions Of The Legalization Of Marijuana In The United States Of America

rica The two most distinguishable words in the English language to one's ear are "Sex"� and "Drugs"�. Even more recognizable than one's own name. Both of the words are very controversial ... Even more recognizable than one's own name. Both of the words are very controversial topics, mainly drugs. Marijuana, specifically the legalization of marijuana in many countries, is a heavily debated ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

How can drug trafficking be co

How can drug trafficking be controlled? The Drug Enforcement Agency has tried to limit the drug trafficking ... ment agencies. The southern hemisphere has given the U.S. a really hard time with the international drug trade.Where do drugs come from? Most of the marijuana Smuggling routes that come into the Unite ... United States comes from the south. Columbia is one of the main contributors to the problems of the drug war. Not only does Columbia sell cocaine to the United States, it also sells marijuana. Columbi ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Surveillance: What Price Security?

believe they will use the newfound legal status of violating citizen's civil liberties to fight the drug war. I could easily imagine a scenario where government agencies use surveillance to gain infor ... ily imagine a scenario where government agencies use surveillance to gain information about planned drug trafficking. Personally I am not a drug dealer, but I am a proud drug user and support the lega ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Gore Vidal’s essay, “Drugs” mainly discusses his opinions of who

Gore Vidal's essay, "Drugs" mainly discusses his opinions of who is to blame for America's drug problems. He states that ... gs exist in the means they do because of the United States government. Because our government makes drugs illegal, it only makes people want them more. Vidal states that the government has learned not ... prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and how many problems it caused. Vidal's solution for America's drug problems is to simply legalize drugs and to label them with a description and the effects of ea ...

(4 pages) 2624 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Stop the War on Drugs

ugh the U.S. accounts for 5% of the world population or why gang violence is increasing? The War on Drugs has been the cause of major casualties in our society. Most of the casualties are innocent peo ... innocent people or drug users whose life has been greatly impacted by the War. This prohibition of drugs is the cause of many problems that plague our society. The War on Drugs has failed in many dif ...

(8 pages) 68 0 3.5 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Drug Prohibition

As early as ancient times, drugs have been used for medicinal and personal, psychoactive purposes. Only around 1970 were a larg ... en used for medicinal and personal, psychoactive purposes. Only around 1970 were a large variety of drugs deemed completely illegal and the law was actually enforced. Previously drugs had been illegal ... had been illegal, but no police officer would ever really arrest you for using them. When “The Drug Misuse Act of 1967” law was passed, the dangerous effects of psychoactive and hallucinogen ...

(8 pages) 48 1 4.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Mexico Drug War

�PAGE � Running Head: MEXICO'S DRUG WARMexico's Drug War�AbstractThe purpose of the paper is to discuss the aspect of Mexica ... exico's Drug War�AbstractThe purpose of the paper is to discuss the aspect of Mexican war of Drugs. This paper attempts to highlight link between the drugs and the Mexicans and how all of this ... rcing the government of Mexico to take action against the cartels and bring down the trafficking of drugs under any circumstances. The government of Mexico was left with no choice other than to be inv ...

(12 pages) 15 0 0.0 Sep/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Failure of the Drug War

Hoque, JahanaraA-2 Sullivan2/1/2011IntroductionHistory of Drug War"The Food and Drug Act of 1906 required that all ingredients and products be revealed to con ... ake it better, contrary to the present popular beliefThis serves as a cautionary tale to all modern drugs, prescription or recreational"As for demand reduction, in 1992, the U.S. Government funded mor ... ly, not a top priority anymore 20 years ago"President Felipe Calderon declared war on the country's drug cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006, the Mexico City daily Reforma reported." ...

(7 pages) 13 0 0.0 Sep/2011

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues