deviance&law- project 2

deviance&law- project 2 - Susan Martinez #2...

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Susan Martinez #2 Summarize problem and who it affects The United States of America is known to have the highest drinking age in the world. Where many countries have either no age limit or a minimum age of sixteen, the United States conquers at an age of twenty-one. The reason for this is to reduce alcohol abuse within society. However, does it really do that when the youth of America is still consuming alcohol on a regular basis? Within the last month 10.4 million Americans between the ages of twelve and twenty had a drink, 6.8 million of these were considered “binge drinkers” by consuming five or more drinks on one occasion, and 2.1 million of these Americans were classified as heavy drinkers by consuming five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least five different days. In addition, studies show that when Massachusetts raised its drinking age to twenty-one, in comparison to New York which stayed at the age of eighteen, the young people between ages sixteen to nineteen on average did not decline their daily consumption of alcohol. As each state slowly began raising the standard age to drink, some states kept their
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