Drugs and Crime Final Exam

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1. Levinthal states that “the wave of anti-drug legislation in the 1980’s profoundly changed America’s criminal justice system” that continues to present times. Highlight some of the major drug regulations between 1980 to present and discuss how these drug regulations have reshaped our criminal justice system. Include at least one major impact to each of the three components of our criminal justice system (law enforcement, courts, corrections) in your discussion. 2. The “Gateway Hypothesis” suggests that the use of a specific drug will inherently lead to the abuse of other, more harmful drugs. Discuss marijuana’s potential as a “gateway” drug. Explain the three considerations of the hypothesis as they apply to marijuana: sequencing, association and causation. 3. How did films like "Reefer Madness" produced and distributed in the 1930’s impact the public’s awareness of marijuana and foster public support for criminalizing marijuana? Include elements of the social milieu at the time to s

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Drugs and CrimeFinal ExamDue 28 JuneThe Final Examination will consist of four essay questions based on course content. Each essay should be 300-500 words and offer a concise, complete response. Be sure to submit your essay exam in one WORD document using APA style and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox. Please number your responses to correspond to the question number assigned below.This exam is worth 25% of your overall grade. Respond to FOUR of the following SIX questions:1. Levinthal states that the wave of anti-drug legislation in the 1980s profoundly changed Americas criminal justice system that continues to present times. Highlight some of the major drug regulations between 1980 to present and discuss how these drug regulations have reshaped our criminal justice system. Include at least one major impact to each of the three components of our criminal justice system (law enforcement, courts, corrections) in your discussion. The War on Drugs has had a major impact on every aspect of the criminal justice system. When the anti-drug legislation was created in the 1980s it began the federal war against drugs but instead of quelling the drug problem the new legislation that was created had the opposite effect. One significant piece of legislation involved the drug crack. While cocaine and crack where the exact same drug just in different forms if a criminal was caught with crack, either using or selling, they would receive twice the sent

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