Poverty also goes hand and hand with racial disparity in the United States. Poverty indirectly occurs from unemployment, and social disorganization. The economic status of an offender has a significant impact on the likelihood of recidivism. At that point, law enforcement entities and society as a whole started to view African Americans as violent drug offenders (Walker, Delone,
Colombia has not been the world’s cocaine leader only due to reasons regarding the instability of the country or its geographical location, but especially due to to this paramilitary organization. The political instability is present in most of the Latin American countries, but if the drugs industry has been developing especially in Colombia is because of the strategy implemented by the FARC. Many times the Colombian government tried to dismantle this organization through policies or plans in common with other countries too such as the United States but, due to the exponential growth of the FARC and the profits gained during the last fifty years, it seems impossible to dismantle it. Colombia in the last ten years reduced the supply of the drug through the use different policies, but it still remains the leading country in cocaine’s production. (AMPLIARE O SPIEGARE
His picture did more justice than his conviction. By the 1985 245, 200 more were victims to the justice system. During the 80s, a drug epidemic was considered the worst economic crisis. This war on drugs made even more families poorer and the rich richer. Doing so made colored people find alternative ways in making money.
Laws and Social Effects of Drug Trafficking. Since the 19th century, drug trafficking as been a problem in the United States. The drugs being smuggled into the United States started with marijuana to opium to cocaine. These substances have been smuggled and sold into the United States illegally. With this distribution of narcotics , it often ended in devastating consequences.
The violent culture of Guatemala has left the omnipresent violence and societal issues unquestioned by many. Within the past decade, violence has become an alternate form of justice used to create social control. These acts are the result of a lack of faith in the justice system and government institutions, which have elements similar of those during the Civil War. The methods used combine traditional authority with Civil War-based methods of repression. Between 2000 and 2006, the number of homicides doubled, multiplying from 2,904 to 5,885, and increasing during the years in between.
The first effect of gun trafficking is gun laws. According to “What Are The Gun Control Effects On Crime And Murder” by the website Laws.com says that “One of the biggest issues involving gun control is directly correlated to its effects on crime and murder”. This means that transporting guns has affected people because it has created deaths and murders. The second effect of gun trafficking is money making business because "General Assembly of The United Nations ” by the website Laws.com says that “In the past decade, there has been significant growth in the illicit trafficking of drugs, people, firearms, and natural resources.” This is important that gun trafficking has not only been transported it also helped drug cartels and other illegal activities . The final effect that comes as result is war.
Because the cartels were focused on their shipping cocaine, the violence that they emitted was focused on the drug trade. Looking again at the issue of extradition, one can see how the acts of violence committed during this period were motivated by their involvement in the drug trade, allowing them to focus their violence. Los Extraditables carried out a campaign of assassinations—which included, judges, political figures, policemen, and many more—and bombings in order to prevent the possibility of extradition. These acts of violence were focused on stopping extradition and not necessarily to overthrow the current government or to push a political agenda. The cartels were able to employ sicarios and bombs to take out political figure that would work against them.
In the 1970s, cocaine resurfaced in South America from its long history as a traditional medicine, and began to generate a large income for those who processed and sold the good. Cocaine was rendered harmless by the public, thought of as a “high class drug”, and by the 1980s, nearly six million Americans were hooked on the soft white powder; it was then found to be an extremely addictive and unsafe narcotic. Because drug use and trade into America started to become a pressing issue, the United States hoped that by stopping cocaine production in Colombia, the drug abuse problem in the US would proportionally decline. Attempting to carry out this plan of action, US military teams relentlessly raided the estates and “drug processing facilities”
One major cause of added tension is the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement which increased significantly in the 80’s, when “the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed profiling of drug couriers to intercept and reduce interstate drug trafficking” (Sirin 4). With few policy changes since the war on drugs began, the results are, in 2000 the U.S. surpassed Russia as the leader of having the most individuals incarcerated. Michigan, a relatively small state, in regard to population, has more individuals incarcerated than the country of France, and the numbers get worse in the larger states like California. From 1980 to 2000 the “number of individuals incarcerated increased 300%, with the majority being African Americans” (Sirin 7). The last few years have seen “some
Dealing drugs is one of the uncongenial ways to make money to take care of the family. Sometimes people must do what they must do. Yes, this does have implications for sociologists. The reason considers the impact that certain products like crack cocaine have on local communities. Crack and other drugs also set many impoverished communities back because of the catastrophic effects of addiction or imprisonment (Levitt).