Legalization of Heroin Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Legalization of Heroin
Presents argements against legalization because of greater risks if would entail. History of usage. Political factors.
# 10991 | 2,025 words | 15 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 16, 2003 in English (Argument) , Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)

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"America's war on drugs has been an abysmal failure, according to many critics. They claim that the drug trade continues largely unabated, leaving corruption and death in its wake. Consequently, they call for the legalization of drugs. This paper will argue against that proposal based on political models (incrementalism and rationalism) and the risks that would be created by legalization. No drug makes those risks more apparent than heroin, which has already wrought great harm.
Proponents of legalization maintain that drug use is endemic in society, so attempts at prohibition are fruitless. Worse, the war on drugs causes more harm than good. Such harm includes the thousands of addicts who are imprisoned rather than treated, billions of dollars spent to deter drug traffickers that could be better spent elsewhere, the corruption of government officials (both..."

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