Imprisonment of Drug Offenders Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Imprisonment of Drug Offenders
Argues that non-violent offenders should not be incarcerated as it is not an effective solution to widespread drug abuse.
# 10420 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 12, 2003 in English (Argument) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)

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"This paper is a discussion of the question of whether or not nonviolent drug offenders should continue to be imprisoned. Since the early 20th century, the use of narcotics and other controlled substances has been seen as evil, destructive, and morally reprehensible, and the national anti-drug policy that has slowly evolved since then has developed into a war on drugs that usually leads to prison. With the institution of mandatory sentencing, the possession, use, and sale of illicit drugs has come to account for a significant portion of all arrests and convictions, at a considerable cost to the legal system. Yet harsh penalties have not resulted in a substantial reduction in drug use and have instead filled already overcrowded prisons with offenders whose principal crime has been against themselves. While the majority of Americans oppose legalizing .."

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