Unit 3 IP - Running Head: THE WAR ON DRUGS 1 The War on...

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Running Head: THE WAR ON DRUGS 1 The War on Drugs: Is it Effective? Warren Synecky ENGL107-1004A-01 August 28, 2010
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Running Head: THE WAR ON DRUGS 2 Abstract The war on drugs is a war that has been fought for more than a century, and with little results. We are spending a huge amount of money on this effort while prescription drug abuse numbers climb, alcohol related deaths continue to rise, and our prisons continue to be at maximum capacity with a large number of those prisoners being non-violent first time drug offenders. With so many other important issues that our government needs to focus on; economy, public school systems, and global warming to name a few, isn’t it time to overhaul our ineffective and costly war on drugs?
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Running Head: THE WAR ON DRUGS 3 Should drugs be illegal? That is a subject heavily debated. Some people feel that doing drugs is a matter of morality, some feel it is a matter of legality, and some feel it is a matter of personal choice. One thing that I feel no one can argue against is that our current war on drugs has been ineffective and needs a serious overhaul in order to have any legitimacy. The United States has the highest percentage of its population in prisons at approximately 738 per 100,000 citizens. This comes to equal 2.1 million according to Walmsley (2007), with
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