Drug Abuse and Law Enforcement
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This paper examines the problem of drug abuse in America, claiming it has reached epidemic proportions. The paper discusses previous policies for reducing or eliminating the drug problem in America, their ineffectiveness and why they were ineffective. The paper also discusses current drug policies, explaining that they are far more effective than past policies but that there is still much to be done in order to rid the country of the devastating societal problem. In particular, the paper focuses on the drug policies of former New York City mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, and how effective they have been in reducing New York's drug problem and suggests that these are policies that the entire nation should be implementing as well.
From the Paper:"Drug abuse is major epidemic in the United States. The supply is plentiful, and the demand high. Drug abuse leads to crime. An addict needs money from somewhere, and crime is often the only answer. Over the past ten years, large efforts have been made by law enforcement agencies to reduce the demand for drugs. Previously, most law enforcement agencies were trying to reduce the supply of drugs into this country. However, by ignoring demand, they ignored one of the basic rules of economics in our society, if there is a demand for a product someone will supply it, regardless of the legality of the product. These efforts, therefore, failed miserably."
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