The Harrison Act requires that anyone directly involved in the movement of opiates and coca leaf derivatives
into and within the United States is subject to a special tax and required to register with the IRS.
The early drug law that restricted the sale and transfer of
drugs was the _.
Pure Food and Drug Act
Coca cola originally contained the dangerous drug
There are many problems that drug enforcement agents face when trying to reduce
supply. Those involved in drug trafficking conspire to conceal their crimes, as a
result, most drug offenses go undetected. This means that in the event an arrest is
Explain the major problems associated with drug enforcement. On the example of Afghanistan, explain
why drug eraducation efforts have failed.
1. There is evidence that increased drug arrests result in an increase in certain types of crime.
When prices are
Chapter 14 - Policing the Drug Problem
Learning Objective 1: To understand local and federal drug enforcement efforts and their
Learning Objective 2: To understand the different reactive strategies and the problems
associated with these strategie
5. Different drugs are linked to different types of crimes. Explain the differences between cocaine,
methamphetamine, narcotics, PCP, and alcohol with regard to crime patterns.
Cocaine Violent robbery is the crime most likely linked to cocaine/crack users
Goode has proposed three models of drug use. From what you learned about
domestic violence and substance abuse where would this fit in; that is, which
model would explain this relationship best? Explain why.
Briefly, Goodes models of drug use are:
Chapters 9 and 10
1) Describe the extent of prescription medication abuse and the problems associated
with abuse of prescription medication.
2) Explain the different types of prescription medication, their medical p
Imagine you are the police chief of Los Angeles and you know the drug dealing hot spots. These
hot spots are also hot spots for violent crime. Discuss the relationship between drug dealing
and violent crime. Following, discuss what you would do to reduce
What is the impact of pharmaceutical companies on prescription drug misuse and
abuse? Does what you have learned will lead you to ask more questions about your
prescription medication when you see your doctor? Have you looked up your doctor on
Explain the connection between prescription drug abuse and crime and the describe the
different reasons for crime.
Is this different or similar to illegal drugs?
The connection here is similar to that of illicit drugs and crime. Drug abusers commit crime
Describe the four modes of drug trafficking.
1. Street-level sales. These are small in monetary value but they require a large number of
transactions. These sales are often done in public and are very conspicuous. These sales are
easily discovered by law
Question 1. Continuum of drug use:
1. Experimental use. This is when a person is trying a drug just to see what happens
to experiment and discover the effects of a drug. Prohibited drugs can be attractive to
some people so the idea of experimenting with s
Learning Objective 1
Describe how criminological theory can be used to explain
Illicit drug use has been a social problem for many years. Musto (1999) traced cycles of drug
and alcohol abuse back to the 1800s in the United States. To
What is the difference between the underlying assumptions of learning
theories versus classical theory? How do these different assumptions impact
the explanation of criminal behavior? How might that impact policy decisions
aimed to reduce crime?
Imagine you are a medical student and you have to study at least 10 hours a
day to get good grades. Which drug would you take to improve your ability to
stay awake and concentrate? What side effects do these drugs have?
If my goal were to stay awake and c
Module 1: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
Learning Objective 1: Describe the general trend and
the current state of substance use in America.
1. America has witnessed a number of cycles of drug use and condemnation of drugs.
a. Cycles include concern fo
What is the connection between the military and the war on drugs? Why is it called a "War" on
Drugs? What are the negative consequences of the War on Drugs? Has the War on Drugs been
The military entered the War on Drugs with authority granted
Upton Sinclair, in The Jungle, revealed the unhygienic and unsanitary methods
used by the food industry and a scandal emerged about the quality and purity of
Discuss some arguments for and against the legalization of drugs. Should
alcohol be classified as an illegal drug?
Arguments for legalizing drugs:
The legalization of drugs would cause the criminal and unregulated market
place for these substances to coll