“From 1982 to 1989”, the percentage of “drug-related murders” out of all types of murders went up “2 to 7.4 percent”. This can be attributed to the introduction of crack into society because crack was introduced during that time frame. One person said that the innocents killed in these were the casualties of fights between drug dealers who are fighting for their spot within the drug industry. The fact that innocent people were caught in the fights of drug dealers would cause people to feel unsafe where they live, scared of being the next victims of drug dealers’ violence. These fights between crack drug dealers would not have occurred had the demand for crack not been so high, thus Americans brought these fights, although unintentionally, on themselves by giving rise to a crack
Drug dealers possess a lot of money and drugs, such as the Training Day movie, in which money and drugs influence Harris, so he acts criminalized. Lastly, the criminal justice process or the legal consequences that the criminals face are right but not necessarily fair because occasionally the process supports corruption. In other words, the criminals and drugs dealers in the movie do not face the right legal consequences because the criminal justice process including the judges is corrupt. His life experiences with drug dealers, the drugs, and crime in the streets and the corrupt legal system contribute to Harris’
However, when we are talking about white-collar crime, it is possible to mention about fraud, corruption, embezzlement, tax evasion, and others. As a result, both crimes have their own victims and the effects of these crimes can be very catastrophic to the community. Both street crime and white-collar crime have major consequences. They both can inflict bodily harm and financial harm upon people causing great harm to the victim, victim’s family, or
The social problems of the day included the high homicide rate, the increase in gangs, and the increase in crack cocaine which helped fuel the other problems. There were also racial tensions in the attitudes of police officers (Cronkhite, 2013). The social, political, and economic problems were all related and shared cause and effect relationships. The police department was understaffed because of a shrinking budget that was related to the passage of Proposition 13. Proposition 13 was passed partly due to the attitude of the people.
Many people have struggled for years with being addicted to drugs and have been sent to jail for it rather than getting treatment. There’s also been lots of violence because of the drug trafficking, which has been a worry some issue in some countries. Despite all that, there has been evidence for a change. The Global Community can win the Drug War because with a new approach and a few modifications, we can stop the chaos and help those in need. One thing that could possibly help is that if they made drugs legal, we could easily help stop most of the issues between individuals.
Introduction The term prostitution often brings up a lot of feelings in conversation. We get this image in our heads about the young heroin addict walking the streets at nighttime, which is an outdated description that does more harm than good. Not only does a large portion of sex work take place online but prostitutes vary greatly in gender, age and social status, according to a study conducted at the University of Birmingham for the article Debates around sex industry based on 'sexist stereotypes '. Enforcing laws to restrict these sort of exchanges is commonly accepted as a good way to protect people from the industry but in what way does criminalization actually help? Is the threat of being arrested larger than the threat of not affording food for yourself or your children?
The notion that crime and poverty have their roots in the lifestyles and preferences of the poor has a long history in American political culture; the concept of poverty-related issues is severely misled by racial and ethnic stereotypes (Beckett, 1997). The communities who live in poverty largely consist of lower class workers and people of color, and the war on crime, started by Ronald Reagan, only exemplified the stigma of the lower classes being cruel and dangerous. Reagan’s war on crime pressured federal law enforcement agencies to shift their attention to street crime, which had tremendous racial connotations, instead of white-collar offenses (Beckett, 1997). Political institutions are responsible for “protecting members of society from
People have tried to understand the causes of crime, but if we look around the world we can see that many of the crimes are caused by people who abuse drugs and alcohol, people who think negatively towards others, and poverty. One of the factors that cause crime in our society is the abuse of drugs and alcohol. They alter natural chemicals that a brain produces to help people think, feel, and make decisions. The consumption of these chemicals can affect a person both now and in the future because of the of the crimes that they
Human Trafficking If your child is kidnapped and sold as a human slave the USA government does not guarantee your kid to be found by them just think of how that would make you feel towards them. Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that affects many peoples life. Not only does it affect them while they are going through it but it will affect them in everyday life for as long as they live. So just imagine how many children of other people's families are affected by this phenomenon. Human trafficking is a number of different things such as being sex slaves, child soldiers, or just out right slaves.There are many laws that try and prevent human trafficking however these laws are not enough to eliminate it.
With the corruption in the government being mainly caused because of the ongoing drug war, the Mexican police force had to get involved. The approaches that the police force established to try to rid corruption within the government can be seen as controversial. Let's start with the facts. “State and local forces find themselves outgunned, overwhelmed, and often purchased outright by gangsters” (Althaus Web). Police officers are underpaid, with a starting salary of less than $350 a month, and are expected to buy their own equipment, even bullets.
In the article Police Shootings Won 't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People by Jack Hitt, the author describes a numerous amount of incidents against African Americans that almost always resulted in violent endings. Police are doing a lot of unjust things to citizens, most of which are to generate revenue for the city and to fund their own paychecks. For example, racist officers would pull over someone who is black for a minor incident and have them fined an amount that they are financially unable to pay; thus resulting in an escalating, yet endless amounts of additional fines. They also abuse their powers by breaking laws and justifying it with their police badge and authority. This shows that police who target people of a certain
Through my research I continuously asked myself; why are there more people of color incarcerated than whites? Is it because they commit more crimes? Or are parts of the criminal justice system flawed and discriminatory? Nonetheless, if the there is some kind of discrimination, does this explain poverty in African American and Hispanic communities? I found that, today, people of color are more likely to be incarcerated and sentenced disproportionally than their white counterparts.
Instead the police often challenge black people for walking or driving. This leaves the communities frightened of police rather than feeling supported. In society today, the fear and violence in which the author lived when growing up in Baltimore still continue on. The growing media coverage of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States can be described as “An Event”. Because of all these issues taking place, many in society are becoming psychologically impacted never forgetting the events they have experienced.
After the Civil War ended, there were financial issues in the country, all of which were blamed on the blacks that had recently been freed from slavery. It was speculated that people who were angry with blacks saw lynching as a way to relieve tension between the two groups of people. Because of the blatant aversion many people had towards black people, they were subject to many hate crimes. With the levels of violence as high as they where, protection was necessary, and Anti-Lynching laws would have been
Most of the victims from the police mistreatment are from minority groups, therefore, race plays a key role in police brutality. Sadly, there are too many Black people getting unjustly assaulted and killed by police officers because of the color of their skin. It begins with white