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Unformatted text preview: criminal law enforcement. I agree with Maher and Dixon’s conclusion that harm reduction techniques are only effective when they are congruent with local law enforcement. But, it is difficult to maintain where harm reduction ends and law enforcement begins. When does public safety outweigh the need to enforce law? If law is not enforced uniformly and possesses no consequences, why does it exist? In relation to drug laws, harm reduction policies seem to be effective when they offer safe administration sites where users are given access to state funded drug-treatment options. But, at what point do we determine that not only should the safe site be funded but also the drug itself. The argument behind discretionary tactics and harm minimization is not only problematic for enforcement but also philosophical in its foundation. If law enforcement fails to reduce crime, why enforce law?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2008 for the course LSJ 375 taught by Professor Herbert during the Fall '07 term at University of Washington.
- Fall '07