The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 Dissertation or Thesis by cee-cee

The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986
Examines the problems created by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.
# 108501 | 9,020 words | 17 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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Description:

This paper explains that the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, which created a differentiation of sentencing for powder versus crack cocaine offenses, has had a very negative impact on African-American offenders. The paper points out that the current problem is the perceived 'right' of the judge presiding over crack offense case sentencing to depart from mandatory minimum sentencing for these offenses. The paper also points out that this policy is shockingly perverse under the governing Constitution and its Bill of Rights. The paper then concludes with four policy recommendations to correct this situation.

Table of Contents:
Historical Background of the Policy
Current Problem
Description of Policy
Policy Analysis
Policy Recommendations
Policy Recommendation One
Policy Recommendation Two
Policy Recommendation Three
Policy Recommendation Four

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bassand, Michel; and Ryser, Judith (1980) The Implementation of Public Policy Concerning Space: A General Outline. Archit. &
  • Behav 1 (1980/1981) 193:200. Georgia Publishing Company. Online available at: http://lasur.epfl.ch/revue/A&C%20Vol%201%20No.3&4,%20Espaces%20et%20politiques/BASSANDand%20RYSER_en.pdf
  • Coyle, Michael (2002) Race and Class Penalties in Crack Cocaine Sentencing. The Sentencing Project.. Report to Congress: Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy. May 2002 Online available at: http://www.sentencingproject.org/Admin/Documents/publications/rd_raceandclass_penalties.pdf
  • Disapproval of Sentencing Guidelines Amendments Re: Crack Cocaine Including Dissenting View (1995) Excerpts From House of Representative Report 104-272. Sept, 29, 1995. Online available at: http://www.lectlaw.com/files/leg15.htm
  • Disapproval of Sentencing Guideline Amendments Re: Crack Cocaine Including Dissenting View; Excerpts From House of Representatives Report 104-272 Sept. 19, 1995. Online available at: http://www.lectlaw.com/files/leg15.htm

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APA Format

The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 (2008, October 10) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/dissertation-or-thesis/the-anti-drug-abuse-act-of-1986-108501/

MLA Format

"The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986" 10 October 2008. Web. 28 January. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/dissertation-or-thesis/the-anti-drug-abuse-act-of-1986-108501/>

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