“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
UNICOR is a government corporation that gives jobs to inmates to prepare them for their release into society. This provides a middle person so companies do not have to directly interact with prisoners. However many issues arise with this because of the concerns with quality, ethics, security and public backlash. A lot of people would think that hiring inmates would be unfair to law abiding citizens, because not only were their jobs taken away from them due to outsourcing, but also due to prison sourcing. Why should prisoners have jobs when most people in society cannot find one?
Many people who commit a crime in our society are people who have nothing to apport to their families. The need to give their families a better life is what leads them to have to commit robbery for a living. In 2017 a rising artist named, 2pac, released a song named Try To Understand. His song was about his personal life dedicated to kids or certain people whose parents weren’t moral because they spent most of their life in prison. A part of the song goes like this “Born through hard times ghetto child of mine, I wonder if you have to suffer for your father's crimes.
In the 1990s, gang violence was on the rise, where it was dominantly founded in youths. Anderson, Dyson, and Lee (1996) argued that when a group of African American youths join together and commits delinquent acts and crime, they already categorized as gangs to the American public. This affect and many other affects is what creates an increase in gang violence. Those other factors are socioeconomic status, history, race, gendered, and geographic background. They play a huge role on the creation and formation of gangs.
The massive overpopulation of prisons in the United States led to the idea that capitalism could help to reduce burdens and responsibilities of running prisons on the government. Creators of private prisons originally sold the idea that opening up prisons to the free market would bring in competition to drive down prices. In addition to lowering the burden on the government and taxpayers, the new Private run prison would implement real world job training as well as opportunities allowing those incarcerated to become contributing members of society upon release. While the initial salesman of private prison painted a beautiful
One of the main excuses that Reiman argues against is that “We’re too soft”. The US currently has the highest number of incarcerated individuals in the world, a lot of whom are minorities (not very soft). In a New York Times article written by David Brooks, he discusses how
This reflects how corruption can leak leaked through the government since the beginning of a country’s formation. Political stability soon returned when the Institutional Revolutionary Party dominated the government, which was created in support of interest of workers, peasants, and other disadvantaged groups. This party supported these interests because they wanted to give back to the people who got the worst end of the governmental corruption. After World War II, the country faced great economic expansion, political stability, and the rise of the middle class. This brought even more corruption within the government and the elites since the economic boom in the late 1970s benefitted only a tiny percentage of the population.
Aside from that, trafficking helps rescue some of its victims from poverty and poor life conditions. For example, some of the rescue victims in the US from Mexico and Russia were grateful that they were trafficked and had a chance to live in better living conditions. In fact, a majority of them prefer the abuse and low wages over the conditions in their hometowns. The positive side in which these individuals view the trade makes it challenging to stop
Furthermore, policymakers implemented administrative decisions in attempts to reduce the crimes and health risks associated with these drugs, but those decisions lead to negative consequences. Overall, the rhetoric behind the War on Terror and the War on Drugs in the United States greatly influences how the public views crimes as social problems by depicting and focusing on the stereotypes of crime and criminals. The rhetoric connected to both the War on Terror and the War on Drugs describe crimes that involve large public reactions. For example, the War on Terror emerged from terrorist acts; such as those acts committed on September 11, 2001 or during the Boston Marathon in 2013.
Informative Speech Outline Introduction: Attention catcher: Addiction is an awful that not all people but most people will have to go though but the effect of addiction in third world countries are most times more severe. The over drug use are stabilizing in industrial countries. But for the third world countries the problem is only getting worse. Developing countries in eastern africa have rising numbers in heroin use, also increasing amounts of cocaine in west africa and south america. And the the increasing production and abuse of synthetic drugs in asia and the middle east.
Yuzhuo Zhang (Mark) 1601068 EDS 1 Both conservative and liberal lawmakers intertwined thoroughly to control the crime as it was a domestic policy issue. Reagan spent more money than Lyndon on controlling the crime. Reagan’s War on Drugs were based on Johnson’s Crime on Crime. Reagan thought that drugs were an important reason why lots of crime happened. Their policies both leaded to the mass incarceration.
Cocaine was seen as more sophisticated and whoever was caught with it, would not face the reprimanding as someone who had crack rock. Being that cocaine was much more expensive compared to crack rock, communities of color were being targeted. Blacks representation in the media is continuously negative. Whether they are being portrayed as slaves, thugs, criminals, violent, animalistic, etc. Blacks are overly represented as criminals in the media.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is one of the individuals who has been trying to reduce the ever growing prison problem. Holder is after the prisoners who are in for non-violent crimes and reduce sentencing for defendants in most most drug cases. He has been struggling with district attorneys and federal prosecutors nationwide. Some of the people who are opposing the bill think it is crucial when it comes to breaking up drug cartels. This is possible all through communication with the lower level defendants and who are slowly working their way up “The criminal chain of command.”
Let’s look at the punishment related to crack cocaine use offenses and how they are that much more severe than the punishment for illicit use of prescription opioids. Through this research we will come to realize that the only real difference between the two is the skin color of the people using them. With a rapid increase of deaths related to the misuse of pain relief prescription medications there is a frenzy in the “white community”. However, this same type of sympathy was unheard of during the black crack cocaine epidemic of the 1990s. Where the most aggressive drug sentencing laws to date were instituted, impacting minorities