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  • Analysis Of Joel Miller's Bad Trip: How The War On Drugs Is Destroying America

    The War on Drugs has had negative consequences on people and has not been very effective. Joel Miller in his book Bad Trip: How The War Against Drugs Is Destroying America outlines several of the negative consequences of the War on Drugs and I will discuss some of them. One of Millers biggest arguments that lay’s a foundation for his book is that he believe making drugs illegal and criminalizing them creates the circumstances for crime and violence (Miller 1). While the government approaches drugs as though they themselves are the cause of crime and violence, Miller says this is wrong because just by making something illegal does not mean you eradicate the demand for it. An illegal market will arise for the illegal substance and without the…

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  • Causes Of Human Smugglingking And Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking is illegal transport of individuals against their will for profit – the buying and selling of individuals as property. Human smuggling is illegal transportation of people across borders for money. (Fichtelberg, 2008, p. 230) The important difference between two, is that people are being smuggled voluntarily and pay the smugglers for the operation, whereas victims of human trafficking are rarely aware of being smuggled at the beginning of the operations. They are lured in by…

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  • Decency, Violence, And The Moral Life Of The Inner City

    people turn to the drug trade because they are excluded from the mainstream economy. The shift from manufacturing to technology and globalization have both taken many jobs from working class Americans, and the low economic status, stereotypes, and lack of education keep them from other jobs. All people need some amount of security to survive; those who cannot achieve this safety by legal methods repeatedly turn to the underground economy. Because people in the inner city struggle to work in…

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  • Analysis Of Lee-Anne Goodman's Article On Tobacco Tax In Canada

    generated from tax is used towards helpful initiatives such as “National Anti-Drug Strategy from illicit street drugs to prescription drug abuse.”. Goodman also draws on a key point on how raising tax can decrease consumption of cigarettes. Increasing the tax on cigarettes has been seen to increase tax revenue and in turn decrease consumption of cigarettes. However, the increase in tax revenue, there can be an impact to health care. Revenue from healthcare is impacted (decreased) because less…

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  • The Challenges Of Border Control In The United States

    and people across borders while observing and enforcing the rules and regulations of both countries on either side of that border. This complicated endeavour involves numerous challenges for policy makers and governments which has often compelled states to negotiate in advance for certain concessions. Border complexities involve multifaceted trade agreements, government policies, economic considerations, and security concerns, while simultaneously ensuring the American public the freedoms…

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  • La Cosa Nostra Case Study

    . Define the term traditional organized crime, and discuss how it pertains to the illicit drug trade. The term traditional organized crime is most commonly associated with Italian criminal groups or La Cost Nostra, or better known as the mafia (Lyman, 2014). Most traditional crime family’s got started during the prohibition era. During this time they created a multi-million dollar bootlegging business that included illegal sales or alcohol and racketeering (Lyman, 2014). Since then, the mafia…

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  • The Underground Economy In Freakonomics, By Dubner And Levitt

    The underground community has long since caused issues dealing with economics. Underground economy, meaning illegal drugs or items sold without being taxed. Freakonomics written by Dubner and Levitt, stresses the idea behind how the underground economy and incentives work in that organization. This book directly focuses on males within the drug trade, though in the more recent years, with the rise of women 's equality, there has been a shift in the balance of a male dominance in the drug…

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  • Smuggling Case Study

    going through the established trade and commerce regulations of a country. Smuggling comes in many shapes and forms, however drugs smuggling is one of the main smuggled things that concerns the most to U.S. officials because drugs can create many more problems once they reached U.S. soil (UNODC, 2016). Drugs are smuggled into the United States because there is a huge demand for them here, since the corruption level and effectiveness…

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  • Lets Be Blunt Essay

    dollars on the drug war, which equates to $500 each and every second. Prisons are also over crowded, as reported by usnews.com, the United States has 5% of the worlds population within our borders but we house 25% of the worlds prisoners, 90% of those in prison are there for non-violent offenses, mostly attributed to drug use, drug trafficking and sales and other drug related offenses. The only answer to our growing prison population and increasing debt according to Art Carden, author of Lets…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Human Trafficking

    “Numerous root causes have been identified for the existence of human trafficking. They include lack of employment opportunities, poverty, economic imbalances among regions of the world, corruption, decline of border controls, gender and ethnic discrimination, and political instability and conflict”. (pg. 37, Shelley) Human trafficking has increased greatly with globalization, and the rise of unlawful trade. One factor the book mentions is the national and regional issues that have happened…

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