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  • War On Drugs Research Paper

    U.S. Policy makers dominate the “War on Drugs” for them to arrest ordinary citizenship for their illegal drug substance usage. In the year of 1971, Richard Nixon, the former U.S. President, declared the war on drugs against America society who refused to comply with the law by using it. The purpose is to make waves of arrests of the general population. The budget to fund the federal war is in the trillions of dollars, which covers expenses of weaponry and enforcements so they can maintain full power control against common people who use drugs. The law is present to protect citizens from harming themselves and helping drug users to resist the drugs, but the abuse of power control, by making profits from it, has collapsed the meaning of “War…

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  • The War On Drugs Analysis

    back, the first laws pertaining to the illegalization of drugs started on a state and local level rather than federal. Anti-drug laws have been established in the United States with the earliest one dating back to an ordinance passed by San Francisco in 1875 against the use of opium dens (Fisher, 2014). Over the past 40 years, The War on Drugs is a phrase commonly associated with the United States government effort to eradicate the use and distribution of drugs by means of legislation and law…

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  • Department Of Homeland Security Analysis

    The fight to control illegal immigration, trafficking, and terrorism is a continual effort of the United States and others as they consider human rights and a law enforcement approach to control the borders. In 2014, US Customs and Border Protection ran an ad called “Dangers Campaign” in South America as a mass outreach to warn people of the dangers of migration (Kaneti & Assis, 2016, p. 296). This low-cost approach pales in comparison to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) overall…

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  • Why Is Drugs A Victimless Crime?

    sell or buy drugs, the involvement with drugs is not a victimless crime. Many believe that the use of drugs does not affect the people around them because the individual may be using drugs within a closed environment and is not causing any harm to anyone else, but themselves. This is true to an extent, at the moment of doing drugs the individual possibly is not harming anyone but themselves, but eventually the individual will come into contact with other people such as friends or family,…

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  • Harm Reductionist Perspective Analysis

    involved with, or caused by, non-medical drugs and to treat the underlying personal or societal issues. These goal are supported by various ethical, moral, and philosophical opinions that are both personal and main stream progressive policy endeavors. Beginning from a humanist ethical ideological standpoint, the main goal of policy should be in respecting and helping others as a whole who deal from the various effects of drug abuse (something else here). Communities, municipal and federal…

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  • The Influence Of The War On Drugs In The United States

    Nixon declared a war on drugs. Today “an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older—9.4 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug in the past month.” It has been slightly over 40 years since the war on drugs began and yet the country still finds itself in the midst of a drug epidemic. “An estimated 22.7 million Americans (8.6 percent) needed treatment for a problem related to drugs [...] but only about 2.5 million people (0.9 percent) received treatment at a specialty facility.”…

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  • Physician Assistants Essay

    doctors’ offices or hospitals, write prescriptions, and give medical advice to their patients on an everyday basis. Overall, they do exactly what Doctors do but not as intensely.…

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  • The Role Of Prohibition In The United States

    Tax and Trade Bureau is the primary body that is responsible for regulating, executing and overseeing alcohol policies. (AmirLavine, 2012)In general the Federal government regulates the importation and taxation of alcoholic beverages. The most prominent alcohol policy that is still implemented today is the 21st amendment which repealed prohibition. The 21st amendment also allowed the individual states control over whether they allow the sale of alcohol and how it would be imported into the…

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  • Drug Policy Reform

    The United States is facing a drug epidemic within its borders. According to the website drugabuse.gov (n.d.), abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and especially illegal drugs has cost $700 billion dollars annually. Illicit drugs in particular are responsible for $11 billion in health care costs annually, and $193 billion in total costs which includes law enforcement, lost productivity, and healthcare. These growing costs and the recent heroin epidemic is prompting lawmakers to look into policy…

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  • Crime Cycle Drugs

    Drugs and The Crime Cycle Drugs. A word that to most people has a negative connotation and one that some people automatically assume of illegal activity and danger. While this connotation is well deserved based on dire drug-related events in the past, drugs are a good thing and with the recent technological advancements society has come upon during the recent years, has helped promote living and saves lives when used properly. While drugs have saved many lives and influenced healthier living…

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