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.
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. Shaka Senghor said, ‘’Your black with crack cocaine you’re going to prison for basically the rest life of your life, uhm and you are white you pretty much getting slapped on the wrist.
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.
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 .
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”
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
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). It also affected black communities far more than white communities, contributing greatly to the widened gap in racial
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 was a law that was signed by President Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1986. This law was what officially began the all-out war on drugs that is still being fought today by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States and internationally. This particular Act has been one of the leading cause of mass incarceration of both men and women in America. The prison population has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 2000 due to strict laws against drug dealers, drug traffickers, and users. Each year, the overall prison population surpassed the 1 million mark (Lurigio & Loose, 2008).
There has always been corruption, but because of drug
Ship ‘um back For many years, the topic of illegal immigration has been a part of every presidential platform. The problem at hand is that illegal immigrants have an effect on our nation. The United States of America has many surnames, the land of the free, the home of the brave, and the melting pot, are only a few. When thinking of debates over immigration reform, one generally pictures two opposite sides of the political spectrum battling it out over what they think should happen. Everyone has a different idea on what to do about illegal immigration, and neither party is willing to compromise enough to form an effective plan of action.
For many years Honduras has been a victim of crimes that have made the country well know as one of the deadliest nations in the world. It all started with Honduras being the location between South America and US where gangs would smuggle cocaine and other drugs across. According to IISS Armed Conflict database, the security forces of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala are in a standoff with transnational drug cartels teying to control territory to use as transportation routes (IISS 1). Since the US counter trafficking operations have been trying to push the drug cartels out of Columbia and Mexico gangs members found shelter in parts of Honduras such as the wilderness of La Mosquitia creating fear amongst the population. For many years now they started to commit countless crimes in the country such as robberies, kidnapping, drug smuggling, and even commiting murders.
There are many,many kinds of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws which are transported and sold illegally throughout not only our country, but throughout a majority of the world. This is called drug trafficking. In the past decade drug trafficking has become a growing problem. Drug trafficking itself is worth about $435 billion per year; cocaine alone is worth $84. Though drug trafficking may be a huge part of some countries’ economies, it is a problem that continues to grow and cause problems for other countries.