Unformatted text preview: • Liberals take a tolerant view of “soft” drugs (e.g., marijuana) and some favor experimenting with legalization. They argue that current policies criminalize hundreds of thousands of people who pose little harm to anyone. They call for less emphasis on police, courts, and prisons—and more emphasis on drug education programs and treatment programs for those struggling with addiction. By expanding economic opportunity and increasing social equality, drug use should decrease. The Radical View • Radicals see drug laws (and all other laws) as reflecting the interests of the powerful and criminalize poor people and minorities. • Radicals believe that society needs to be completely restructured to spread wealth, power, and opportunities to all; by doing so, the conditions that lead people to deal and use drugs in the first place will be reduced....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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