Americans have good reason to be seriously concerned about the war on drugs

The research paper must prove the following statement: “Americans have good reason to be seriously concerned about the war on drugs”. (Feel free to put this statement in your own words when composing the research paper.)

Americans have good reason to be seriously concerned about the war on drugs

The research paper must prove the following statement: “Americans have good reason to be seriously concerned about the war on drugs”. (Feel free to put this statement in your own words when composing the research paper.)

Here are the specifications:

– MLA format, 10 -12 typed pages, double spaced, at least 10 “super sources” utilized. All sources must be use d.

– Normal margins, 12 point Times New Roman font.

– Must have a Works Cite  page, which is not include in the overall page count.

– No more than 25 percent of the paper should consist of direct quotations.

– Remember, even when you put an idea from a source in your own words, you must give that source credit via in-text citation. Otherwise, you are committing plagiarism.

– There should be at least two in-text citations per page.

Examples of super sources given (These are not required to be used):

Super Sources: War on Drugs

https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa-811-updated.pdf

https://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/52/2/Articles/52-2_Kennedy.pdf

https://www.aclu.org/report/report-war-marijuana-black-and-white

http://www.scielo.org.mx/pdf/namerica/v9n2/v9n2a3.pdf

Read “The Birth of Mass Incarceration”: a chapter in the book below:

https://www.sciencetheearth.com/uploads/2/4/6/5/24658156/newjimcrow-ch-1.pdf

More details;

We live in a time of change, when people are questioning old assumptions and seeking new directions. In the ongoing debate over health care, social justice, and border security, there is, however, one overlooked issue that should be at the top of everyone’s agenda, from democratic socialists to libertarian Republicans: America’s longest war. No, not the one in Afghanistan. I mean the drug war.

For more than a century, the US has worked through the UN (and its predecessor, the League of Nations) to build a harsh global drug-prohibition regime—grounded in draconian laws, enforced by pervasive policing, and punished with mass incarceration. For the past half-century, the United States has also waged its own “war on drugs” that has complicated its foreign policy, compromised its electoral democracy, and contributed to social inequality. Perhaps the time has finally come to assess the damage that drug war has caused and consider alternatives.

 

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