The Relationship Between Drugs And Crime

980 Words 4 Pages
People that are not addicted to drugs don’t understand why or know how a person becomes addicted to drugs. (DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction, 2016). Most people stated, “Those who are addicted to drugs, lack the moral principles or willpower to just quit.” Other view drug addiction as a complex disease and view quitting drugs a harder task because of how addicted the drugs are. Drug use occurs when someone wants to change something about their self such as; fitting in with a group, their peer or trying to be a part of today’s society, to escape reality, to help them relax, to release boredom, to seem like an adult and to experiment the feeling of being under the influence of a controlled substance. For drugs user drugs provided …show more content…
A person can lose everything that he or she work for because of drugs. When that person does not have anything and feel like a failure because he or she let drugs control their life. It will become harder for that person to stop using drug because he or she will want more drugs to help deal with the problem. The relationship between drugs and crime is complex, and one question is whether drug use leads people into criminal activity or whether those who use drugs are already predisposed to such activity. Drugs and crime are directly and highly correlated and serious drug use can amplify and perpetuate preexisting criminal activity. (Alcohol, Drugs and Crime , 2016). As, a Peace Officer (police officer), I have seen drugs turn good people’s into a life of crime, either for the drug use, money or trying to be a part of a group. Drug user uses money, items or will often give their body to purchase the drugs. When a drug user cannot afford the drugs they will commit crime such as; robbery, burglary, aggravated assault toward another person, murder, kidnapping, shoplifting and …show more content…
As, the justice system toughing the laws on drugs related crime, the young adult and teenage who suffer from the drug abuse in their area or in their surrounding has increase. Now, you are seeing young adult and teenage committing more violence crime either; against another person or someone property just to gain funds to support their drug habit. Teenager and young adult realize the justice system will not punished them because of their age. Most of the teenager and young adult that law enforcement come into contact with are either; under the influence of a controlled substance, have a controlled substance on their person or are about to commit a crime to gain funds to purchase the controlled substance. Violence drug related crimes are usually committed by teenager or young

Related Documents