The War on Drugs: Is It Worth the Price? Persuasive Essay by Annette

The War on Drugs: Is It Worth the Price?
The following paper examines the war on drugs in America, questioning whether the loss of lives, stricter laws and costs of the campaign outweigh the benefits.
# 4369 | 1,050 words | 2 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in Criminology (Drugs Enforcement) , Public Administration (General)

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This essay discusses the pros and cons of the "War on Drugs" in America, paying specific attention to the sales of drugs, legislation issues, the strain on the judicial system, poor communities, increased costs of the campaign and the infringement of individual rights.

From the paper:

"Some critics have pointed to the amount of money the War on Drugs has cost. They claim that the increased costs of the campaign to stop drug flow into the United States have coincided with a decrease of the amount of money spent on education. However, correlation is not the same as cause. The funding of education is an important role for federal, state and local governments. This is why we have federal funding for some educational programs as well as state and local taxes to help pay for public schools."

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