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WAR ON DRUGS 2 War on Drugs The war on drugs has led to the emergence of unintended consequences including mass criminalization and execution of punitive sentencing policies. There has been a notable increase in the number of individuals disproportionately criminalized for relatively small-scale drug offenses. There has been no differentiation between the use and possession and the large-scale trafficking with their linkage to crimes which has led to mass criminalization. On the other hand, the war has fueled a considerable expansion of the prison populations over the years and promoted the increase in prolonged prison sentences. The effect of criminalization and enforcement varies from state to another with sanctions for the victims and other related offenses including fines and treatment referrals as well as prolonged prison sentences and death sentences (Werb et al., 2011). The war has resulted in arresting and imprisonments of people serving minor
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  • Winter '17
  • Prohibition, War on Drugs, WERB, International Journal of Drug Policy

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