War On Drugs Analysis

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Topic: Currently, the United States official policy towards illegal drugs has tremendous societal impacts on not just themselves, but for other countries like Canada. It has been the main approach to illegal drugs in North America for at least the forty years. It has been fueled and modeled by public support and established governments and affected the lives of millions. This policy from one superpower has severely affected other countries who are the predominant suppliers and transporters of drugs such as Mexico, Guatemala and Columbia. This heated topic has been suggested by many to be flawed and useless which has pushed for change within multiple societies to have a different and positive approach towards the illegal drugs trade. Thesis…show more content…
The article focuses how the U.S. government relies on interdiction at the US-Mexico border to stop the flow of drugs by disrupting the supply, which is thought to decrease availability and demand from the price increases. Although there is multiple layers on the topic, this article focuses strictly border and it's effectiveness. The article also explains how the number of border officers and the financial cost have only increased by the decades without any statistical evidence showing a relationship between border enforcement positively and effectively decreasing the price of illegal drugs or stopping the supply that goes into the…show more content…
One source (Cachanosky, 2014) mentioned above has counter-arguments and reasons why people still support the current conservative approach. However, there has yet to be a source found that promotes the current prohibition laws and policies that show what they do benefit society more than the current problems it causes. It's not that I'm suggesting the current model is working, but seeing opposing research helps with solidifying and strengthening my arguments and opinions while writing. Possibly the lack of research in favor of the war on drugs could suggest it truly is a
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