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War on Drugs

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Jillian Reid

on 20 February 2013

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Images from Shutterstock.com Why the War on Drugs should End 1. The United States has spent to much money trying
to stop the war.

2. Instead of spending all this money to stop the war,
the United States should use it to help.

3. Regulation of drugs could make them safer than if
they are being produced in homes.

4. If the war stops there will be fewer crimes.

5. Decriminalization. The Sociological Perspectives Prohibition – major reform movement from the 1840s into the 1920s
Sponsored by evangelical Protestant churches, especially the Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians.

Prohibition was instituted with ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on Jan. 16th, 1919, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors. War on Drugs & Prohibition - treat Drug consumption of Marijuana like that of alcohol
(regulation; over certain age to use; like bars) Our Alternatives: Is the War on Drugs justifiable in the US? by: Jillian Reid, KC Schaaf, Genesis Mendoza, Kenneth Pavilando, and Dustin Davis. 1. Functionalist Perspective - Traditionally: society is interdependent. "Government, do your job, and we'll do ours."
- War on Drugs: the Government should regulate and take control. 2. Symbolic Perspective - Traditionally: what is the "big picture?"; symbols have a factor.
- War on Drugs: what is the interaction with all people groups? 3. Conflict Perspective - Traditionally: tends to focus on negative; challenges status quo.
- War on Drugs: war is targeted on ethnic groups; where is the balance? 4. Postmodern Perspective - Traditionally: denies existence of any ultimate principle; no real rules.
- War on Drugs: we enlighten ourselves through experience; let us do it! Background Information for the War on Drugs History:
1971- Nixon declared the "War on Drugs"
1973- Drug Enforcement Administration was created
1982- Vice President George H. Bush pushed to get the CIA and military involved with the war on drugs

Since 1994, more than 1,000,000 Americans are arrested yearly for drug related charges.

From 1990-2002, 82% of drug related arrests were for marijuana. - implement more effective treatment method
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