"Victimless Crimes" Essays and Research Papers

  • Victimless Crimes

    Victimless crime is defined as a violation of community standards or an illicit act against a government policy or agency (Wisegeek, 2009) yet, which neither directly harms nor violates the rights of any specific person, although some people may claim it harms society as a whole. Many people consider such acts as drunk driving, prostitution, public drunkenness, assisting someone to die at his or her request, using drugs, white-collar crimes, and abortion to be victimless crimes. They feel, as though...

    Crime, Criminology, Informed consent 1410  Words | 4  Pages

  • Victimless Crimes

    Victimless crime is defined as illegal behavior in which people willingly engage and in which there are no unwilling victims. Victimless crimes can be viewed as prostitution, illegal drug use, or illegal gambling. These are considered crimes because they can harm your body, or life in some way, and because you willingly do them. There are many other things in our lives that we can do such as smoking cigarettes, or drinking that can harm our lives and body in some way but are legal. In my opinion...

    Crime, Criminology, Drug 1330  Words | 4  Pages

  • Victimless Crimes

    Period Victimless Crimes Mrs. Thresher December 10, 2013 Victimless Crimes A crime is a serious offense against the public law (Webster Dictionary), but not all serious crimes have a clear victim. Victimless crimes, legal offenses to which all parties consent and no parties are injured, however, account for 86% of the Federal Prison population (Libertarian News). For the reason that the illegal activity is consensually entered into, victimless crimes are often called consensual crimes. Parties...

    Consensual crime, Crime, Criminal law 954  Words | 4  Pages

  • Decriminalization and 20th Century Prostitution

    2010) When learning that prostitution has existed in the world since BC, I wonder to myself why it only has become illegal in the 20th century in the United States. Prostitution is known as a victimless crime. This means that there is really no true victim in the crime. So if prostitution is a victimless crime, why is it illegal? If you took a poll of people opinions whether prostitution should be illegal, overwhelmingly most people will tell you yes. I believe that it is because most people find...

    Decriminalization, Human trafficking, Prostitution 1969  Words | 5  Pages

  • Harrah's Entertainment: Hitting the Crm Jackpot

    that alcohol or tobacco. * Limiting the use of the drug intrudes on personal freedom. Even if the drug is shown to be harmful, isn't it the right of every person to choose what harms him or her? Marijuana use is generally thought of as a "victimless crime", in that only the user is being harmed. You can't legislate morality when people disagree about what's considered "moral". * There are medical benefits for numerous patients. As detailed in the related links section, there are a number of...

    Drug, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade 916  Words | 3  Pages

  • Argument in Favor of Legalizing Prostitution

    one hundred dollars and he takes her back to the corner where she had been picked up a few hours earlier. Immoral as some may see it, this was a victimless crime. No one was injured, hurt or put in danger, not until she is walking back to her car and is stopped once again. This time, however, she is stopped by police who arrest her for prostitution, a crime in most areas of the United States. Jane was simply trying to make money the way she chose. Prostitution is a person's own choice. As many...

    Decriminalization, Human sexuality, Legalization 1001  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalizing Marijuana

    government can spend that money where it is needed. Legalization would also mean lower crime rates. Records have shown that police arrested 847, 864 people for marijuana violation, almost 90 percent of them for possession only. (2010) Why incarcerate so many while possessing a drug that is known have minor harmful effect. The cost of maintaining prisons is high too. Legalizing could reduce related crime such as murder and robbery. In the “drug trade business” if a deal has gone bad, most likely...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Hashish 1140  Words | 3  Pages

  • Symposium: Pros and Cons of Marijuana Legalization.

    offenders each year is 750 million. (p 1) Our prisons these days are for the most part being over crowded with the wrong people. Aren't prisons constructed for those who commit crimes that don't include leisurely drug use? Yet we see that an overwhelming majority of the population in jails is from drug users not criminals who commit crime. Reasons for this that Murdock state has to due with violations of the 4th Amendment in the Constitution that have gone unnoticed in law. The 4th Amendment protects people...

    Drug addiction, Drug Enforcement Administration, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution 1122  Words | 3  Pages

  • Should we legalize the sale of human organs?

    multimedia play in the sexualizing of young people? Suicide: Should suicide be a crime? Should assisted suicide be legal? Euthanasia: When do you have an obligation to die? Victimless Crimes: In some states, it is illegal to cheat on a spouse. Should we prosecute cheaters? Is a law that’s not enforced really a law? Should so-called victimless crimes be prosecuted? In the United States current victimless crimes include prostitution, gambling, and illicit drug use. Argumentative Research Paper-...

    Federal government of the United States, Health care, Health economics 2083  Words | 6  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    some people are social drinkers, we now realize there are social smokers, as well. Over the years the number of people supporting the legalization of Marijuana has increased. Some advocate legalization of Marijuana believing that it will reduce crime, reduce illegal immigration as well as increase tax revenue. I personally believe that the legalization of marijuana would be beneficial and I will discuss why I feel that way in this paper. First of all, I think it is important for people to understand...

    Cannabis, Hashish, Law 2027  Words | 6  Pages

  • Medical Marijuana

    Cited Devinsky, Orrin. "We Need Proof on Marijuana ." New York Times (2014): 35-37. Dupont, Robert L. The Selfish Brain: Learning from Addiction . Center City : The American Psychiatric Press , 1997. Hardaway, Robert M. No Price Too High: Victimless Crimes and the Ninth Amendment . Westport: Praeger , 2003. Martin, Mickey. Medical Marijuana 101. Okaland: Quick American Publishing , 2011. Mehling, Randi. The Straight Facts: Marijuana . Buffalo : Chelsea House , 2009. Miller, Pter M. Biological...

    Cannabis, Law, Legality of cannabis by country 1261  Words | 6  Pages

  • Liberal Views on Drug Legalization

    consequences. These include the infringements on civil liberties that are an inevitable consequence of attempts to sanction victimless crimes; the corruption and violence fostered in foreign countries by U.S. attempts to enforce prohibition; the increased frequency of overdoses and accidental poisonings that results from the poor quality control in black markets; the increased property crime that results from elevated drug prices; and the violence that results because participants in black markets settle...

    Decriminalization, Drug, Drug addiction 1180  Words | 4  Pages

  • Argument for legalization of marijuana

    legalization of cannabis. The legalization of marijuana would not only decrease crime rates, provide additional tax revenues, free up government resources, provide medical benefits to cancer patients, but provide countless other benefits to society. While marijuana has been proven to be no more harmful than alcohol or tobacco when used in moderation, many still consider its use to be taboo, dangerous, wrong and associated with crime. The reality behind some of these associations is that just the illegality...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Global Marijuana March 865  Words | 3  Pages

  • Essay Against Drug Criminalization

    taking a person who has committed a minor crime against themselves and forcing them to spend time around hardened criminals. Studies show you are far more likely to commit a serious crime if you have been to prison already. This shows beyond reasonable doubt that criminalization of drugs is not the best way to fight them off. Another logical flaw in Wilson's argument comes when he argues that increased drug use rates from legalization would lead to more crime. The problem with this assumption is this...

    Decriminalization, Drug, Drug addiction 966  Words | 3  Pages

  • Prostitution Should Be Legalized

    prostitution, Sex tourism and Virtual sex. In Malaysia, this activity is still illegal. However, I think that prostitution should be legalized in Malaysia with the reasons of it is a legitimate job, it boost our country’s economic, it reduces the number of crime in our country and it is the issue of woman’s right. First of all, I think that prostitution should be legalized in Malaysia is because prostitution is actually a legitimate job. It can be counted as a job when there is a demand and supply in the...

    Decriminalization, Human sexuality, Human trafficking 1207  Words | 4  Pages

  • Essay on Drugs

    in drugs marketing and distribution. Eventually the end user has to commit crimes such a theft and robbery so as to get enough money to satisfy his needs, which is buying drugs at very highly inflated prices. there is a growing black market for the distribution of drugs and drug users eventually need to commit crimes like theft and robbery to support their habits. According to Thorton, M “The average crime rate in the U.S increased twice due to the prohibition on Alcohol. Once the...

    Decriminalization, Drug, Illegal drug trade 947  Words | 3  Pages

  • Should the federal government legalize marijuana? Why or why not?

    who actually needs it.  There is one more issue that legalizing weed/marijuana/cannabis will solve, and that is the non-violent crimes causing non-violent criminals to be in jail. I understand that police arrest dozens upon dozens for buying or selling drugs, people of all ages, race, and gender, and if the police force put their efforts into solving crime more important than drug busts it would clean jails up by at least 35-45% of non violent criminals in my opinion. In legalizing...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 982  Words | 3  Pages

  • legalizing Marijuana

    A country accumulates most of their debt in time of war one of the biggest and most expensive war going on right now is the war on drugs the DEA spends x dollars trying to keep marijuana of the streets just think how many more other more serious crimes can be solved if that money was spent elsewhere in the criminal justice department. Another pro of legalizing marijuana is the tax dollars we as a country can get from selling marijuana. Colorado and Washington recently legalized marijuana this year...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Global Marijuana March 681  Words | 2  Pages

  • Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    On the one hand, legalization would mean a lower price; thus, related crimes (like theft) would be reduced. Indeed, what makes a drug expensive is its illegality. And when a person starts to become addicted and does not have enough money to get it, he may be tempted to steal to gain the money for his drug. So, only wealthy persons can provide themselves some marihuana whenever they want, and without committing any crime. And the other hand, street justice related to drug disputes would be...

    Cannabis, Criminology, Drug addiction 943  Words | 3  Pages

  • legalize it

    fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug and its effects.  Marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a very positive impact on the American society for many reasons.  Some of these reasons are for America’s economy, health and even crime.  These reasons could very well help America thrive in the future and that is why Marijuana should be legalized in the United States of America. This naturally found plant known as marijuana is recognized all around the world. This plant is known...

    Cannabis, Criminology, Decriminalization 1853  Words | 7  Pages

  • Essay Marijuana

    will never know unless we give legalization a chance.  Legalizing Marijuana Abraham Lincoln once stated that, "Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." Appendix 1 Murray C. "Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations and Marijuana: The Potential Effects of U...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Drug addiction 1085  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana Essay

    fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug and its effects. Marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a very positive impact on the American society for many reasons. Some of these reasons are for America’s economy, health and even crime. These reasons could very well help America thrive in the future and that is why Marijuana should be legalized in the United States of America. This naturally found plant known as marijuana is recognized all around the world. This plant is known...

    Cannabis, Criminology, Decriminalization 2211  Words | 7  Pages

  • Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

    including myself. It is argued that, “Like sex, alcohol, or cigarettes, marijuana is one of life's little pleasures for some people” (Should Marijuana Be Legalized under Any Circumstances?). If marijuana were legalized our economy would improve, the crime rate would decrease, medical benefits would be seen, and make it possible for the quality and safety of drugs to be regulated. Many people have the wrong idea of what marijuana actually does to the body, assuming it is a more harmful drug than it...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 1470  Words | 4  Pages

  • War on Drugs

    there will always be those who will make negative choices in life, people can still be better protected and monitored if drugs are legalized and regulated. With regulated drugs he thinks less lives would be lost and there would be a dramatic fall in crime. Julian goes on to claim that the same view is held by a vast majority in power but that the demonization of drugs the media has created has forced them to ignore the evidence and fall in line with the status quo. To them, manipulating the public into...

    Alcoholism, Decriminalization, Drug 1318  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Blunt Truth

    for petty crimes resulting from marijuana could be going to another huge issue of unemployment in the U.S if legalized. The rate of unemployment in our country is at an all-time high. In April 2010, the unemployment rate was 9.9 percent, or 15.3 million people (Urban Institute). By legalizing marijuana, employment for factories, stores, and other related jobs would increase. The economy would have a relatively big boost by finally legalizing marijuana. Marijuana is a leading cause of crime in our...

    Decriminalization, Drug, Illegal drug trade 1641  Words | 5  Pages

  • philosophy 160

    Let's move on to consider the pragmatic side of this issue. If drugs were legalized, it would help the economy in at least two ways. First of all, the government would no longer have to waste so much money on law enforcement, fighting drug-related crimes. And second, a whole new legal market would emerge, and therefore, jobs would be created, the Gross National Product would go up, and tax revenues would increase. ...

    Decriminalization, Drug addiction, Icon 784  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalization of Drugs

    in drug usage will increase the crime rate related to drugs. We are going to be able to the violence movie scenes in our streets as underground drug wars will spread to aboveground, the increase in drug addicts will increase the number of people in need of drugs, and it will occur the easiest way of drug afford: violence. As Magnnins (n.d.) stated in his article although drug legalization will reduce the cost of drugs it will feed the habit. Therefore, the crimes with related to drugs will increase...

    Addiction, Decriminalization, Drug 924  Words | 3  Pages

  • Drugs Should Their Sale and Use Be Legalized

    the use and sale of illegal drugs. Currie contended that it has proven and studied that there is a correlation between the prevention of drugs and the existence of crimes and violence in communities. His contention was that if illegal drugs would be made legal then it would be safe to assume that the incidence of drug-related crimes will decrease and eventually lead to the eradication of drug problems. Although, he did contend that people should not exclusively depend on this type of approach...

    Drug, Drug addiction, Drug control law 916  Words | 3  Pages

  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of legalising marijuana

    marijuana outweigh the benefits, while others oppose this viewpoint. This essay will describe the advantages and disadvantages of the legalisation of marijuana. It will be divided into two sections: merits, which include medical usage and reducing the crime rate, and demerits, which include the increased number of consumers, and serious physical and psychological consequences to users. The first advantage of decriminalising marijuana is that it can be used for medical field. Countries such as Canada...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Global Marijuana March 979  Words | 4  Pages

  • Argumentative Essay

    (Medveczky, 2004). With more harmful drugs like tobacco and alcohol being legal, it makes sense for the government to legalize marijuana as an alternative less harmful drug. Legitimatising marijuana in British Columbia (BC) would reduce organized crime. Three hundred million dollars are spent each year in BC enforcing marijuana related issues (Bergman, 2003, 26). Money is spent on raids, drug busts, and police enforcement. With all this money spent, the government ought to expect positive results...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Drug addiction 962  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana

    a minor crime, while it could be used on crimes that are more atrocious (such as rape, murder, or burglary). If marijuana were to be legalized, it could lead to court and police resources to be freed up so that they can be used for more serious crimes. (Messerli) It could also cause drug dealers to lose most of their business due to consumers buying the marijuana from dispensaries and legal institutions where it is sold, thus creating a cause-and-effect chain and leading to fewer crimes because of...

    Drug, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade 1536  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    legalization of marijuana will not only help the state of California generate more revenue but it will keep the state’s important services alive as well as, bring about more stringent control on marijuana and help local law enforcement focus on more violent crimes. California has been in a state of financial crisis since the collapsed of the housing market in recent years. The state needs money to be able to sustain itself from collapsing. One way to generate billions of dollars each year is to tax Marijuana...

    California, Cannabis, Decriminalization 1157  Words | 4  Pages

  • Euthanasia Essay

    have a terminal disease/illness. There are only three states in the United States and only seven countries around the world that recognize the law that supports assisted suicide. If this practice is performed, then it is looked at and treated as a crime against the doctor who helped, when really it is not. Euthanasia should be legalized everywhere. From the legalization, to the doctors who perform the task, and the circumstances, assisted suicide helps suffering people. Legalizing assisted suicide...

    Death, Euthanasia, Law 1029  Words | 3  Pages

  • Debates on Marijuana

    the crime and arrest rates would decrease immensely as well as social and financial costs. Robertson stated, “I believe in working with the hearts of people, and not locking them up”. His religious views affected his view in a positive way to be a marijuana legalization advocate. He says that Christ was a compassionate man and would not condone the imprisonment of people for nonviolent acts. Overall, Robertson advocates marijuana legalization because he thinks that the being tough on crime effort...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Law 1329  Words | 4  Pages

  • Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Not Be Legalized

    Reference list Kelly J and Rao M, 2008, Track star Marion Jones sentenced to 6 months, CNN, viewed 25 May 2008 www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/01/11/jones.doping/index.html Foddy B, 2004, Why we should allow performance enhancing drugs in sport, viewed 24 May 2008 www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/Staff/Director%20Julian%20Savulescu/Publications/BJSM/Drugs_in_Sport.pdf Mayo Clinic Staff...

    Anabolic steroid, Carl Lewis, Decriminalization 1118  Words | 3  Pages

  • marijuana

    fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug and its effects.  Marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a very positive impact on the American society for many reasons.  Some of these reasons are for America’s economy, health and even crime.  These reasons could very well help America thrive in the future and that is why Marijuana should be legalized in the United States of America. This naturally found plant known as marijuana is recognized all around the world. This plant is known...

    Cannabis, Criminology, Decriminalization 1436  Words | 6  Pages

  • Gore Vidal

    (Cussen). Third, he argues that the prohibition of drugs, like that of alcohol in the 1920's, will be a failure. The only thing the prohibition did was "launch the greatest crime wave in the country's history" (Gore). So why should the second time around any different? With better weapons and more organized criminals, the crime wave should be a tsunami compared to the ripples back in the 20's. However, key objections can be raised to each of Vidal's three main points. First, when Vidal claims that...

    Decriminalization, Drug, Drug addiction 946  Words | 3  Pages

  • Should Marijuana Be Legalized

    existing zoning laws prohibit marijuana cultivation in residential neighborhoods, and if not, what measures would growers have to undertake to keep children from the plants?” (Stimson). Legalizing weed also raises even more concerns about gangs and crime laws becoming questionable, Would decriminalization, especially if combined with taxation, expand market opportunities for the gangs and cartels that currently dominate drug distribution?” (Stimson). There have been theories that say the revenue will...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Hashish 1346  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    points out is the tax revenue that will be generated. Drug related wars are extremely prevalent today. Egan states that there are over 853,000 arrest made for marijuana related offenses. 60,000 people have been killed because of drug wars and violent crimes regarding the distribution of marijuana. Many people are being affected by the violence of the underground markets. He briefly goes over statistical numbers and significant data to further emphasize his argument for legalization. He quickly delves...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Law 1140  Words | 5  Pages

  • if we legalized marijuana

    put their plan into action with the Marijuana Tax Act which made the production of marijuana illegal inside of the United States borders. The legalization of marijuana would bring together a new era of peace and put crime to sleep. Prisons would be less stocked because of a petty crime, and our economy would get back in shape with the tax revenue collected by the country itself. (Bigelow and Edgar) Dating back to 2737 BCE nations and great leaders have used marijuana as a medicinal substance. ...

    Cannabis, Federal government of the United States, Global Marijuana March 1152  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sex Trafficking

    want to retire in this way of life. It will have a positive effect on the economy bringing in billions in taxable income. In the increasing epidemic with Sex Trafficking; Tina Frundt, explains why this is truly a big issue worldwide. With this crime being unrecognized to a certain degree as it should in the shadows its really happening. The purpose of this article is to help understand the reasons “why.” Truthfully when I think of this topic I think of all the girls overseas who are being taken...

    Decriminalization, Human trafficking, Pimp 1244  Words | 4  Pages

  • Legalize Marijuana

    objections listed but would also actually make money. Cigarettes could be taxed which would help the state and the country as a whole. As appealing as saving money sounds, another benefit would be that of crime reduction (Storm 1). Above all, possession of marijuana is one of the most prevalent reasons of crime. If marijuana were to be legal, the level of criminal activity and gang violence would also reduce. It wastes billions of dollars in law enforcement resources and needlessly wrecks the lives of millions...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Drug addiction 1042  Words | 4  Pages

  • legalizing gambling

    gambling would bring the underworld of illegal gambling to a rest. A. When I lived in Brownsville, Texas, I recall hearing a news story about a large group of people getting arrested for illegal casino gambling like they have committed a heinous crime. (Vela, 2012) A.1. If casino gambling were legal numerous people would not be in jail for something that is legal in numerous states next to us. A.2. Also, legalizing casino gambling would give the power of regulating casinos to the state as opposed...

    Casino, Law, Southern United States 998  Words | 3  Pages

  • Argumentative Paper

    relationship, whereas cannabis reduces the likelihood of violence during intoxication. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that between 25% and 30% of violent crimes in the United States are linked to the use of alcohol which translates to about 5,000,000 alcohol-related violent crimes per year (Marijuana vs Alcohol). By contrast, the government has barely began to track violent acts specifically related to marijuana use because as the use of marijuana has rarely been associated...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Hemp 2097  Words | 6  Pages

  • legalization of marijuana

    Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming combined.” Also, according to the website, “the total number of marijuana arrests for 2000 far exceeded the combined number of arrests for violent crimes, including murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.” Considering the previously mentioned statistics only leaves one to ponder, why is smoking marijuana considered to be so forbidden? After all, numerous intellects support...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Drug addiction 949  Words | 3  Pages

  • Advantages of Legalizing Marijuana

    response. Advocates of legalization raise several points. They claim the there would be fewer people selling drugs because it would be regulated and profits would be cut. They also claim that drug-dealing criminals would virtually vanish causing crime and violence rates to plummet. The points mentioned above are debatable Legalizing marijuana raises a lot of questions for instance, who would sell the drugs? Private companies? The government? How would legalization affect health insurance...

    Cannabis, Hashish, Illegal drug trade 1175  Words | 4  Pages

  • Should Drugs Be Legalized?

    Legalized? Possible Alternatives Organized crime is a big business today. Some main products associated with organized crime are guns, drugs and prostitution. What effects do these commodities have on today's society? Today drugs are a big business in the underworld. There is a lot of crime associated with the drug world, so many people who want drugs legalized say that the government could control the sales and ultimately bring down the crime rate and also make lots of money off it. If you...

    Criminology, Decriminalization, Drug 961  Words | 3  Pages

  • Death and Euthanasia

    pillow, he was sentenced to jail for a year. She had been suffering from colon cancer for years and had begged him to end her life. In Singapore, a person caught for attempted suicide can be jailed for up to a year. Assisting a suicide is a serious crime and carries severe penalties, including a mandatory jail term. Sometimes, a doctor would perform a death-causing act, usually a lethal injection, after determining that the patient indeed intends to end his life. This is known as euthanasia. It...

    Death, Decriminalization, Euthanasia 1591  Words | 5  Pages

  • Legalization of Euthanasia in India

    recipient takes an active role in the drug administration.6 The legality of assisted suicide is a result of article 115 of the Swiss Criminal Code, in effect since 1942. When an assisted suicide is declared, a police inquiry may be started. Since no crime has been committed in the absence of a selfish motive, these are mostly open and shut cases. Prosecution can occur if doubts are raised about the patient's competence to make an autonomous choice, or about the motivation of anyone involved in assisting...

    Decriminalization, Euthanasia, Involuntary euthanasia 2125  Words | 6  Pages

  • Economic Benefits of the Legalization of Marijuana

    many of which are marijuana users, we must also consider the cost of hunting such “criminals” down. The country spends an incredible amount of money every year following drug users. This is money that could be better spent on truly following violent crime leads and arresting individuals who are truly harmful to our society. Drug Companies In many ways it does not seem right to discuss some of the benefits of the legalization of marijuana without discussing another economic factor that is directly...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Drug addiction 1832  Words | 6  Pages

  • Why Should Marijuana Be Legal

    weed from the punishable offense list will save millions. Legalizing marijuana will also help to decrease the rate of crime that occurs. When you look at the mob, and the cartel you see one common feature, the mass distribution of drugs. If you remove one of the most popular recreational drugs on the planet, marijuana, it is obvious that a decrease in gang and drug related crime would occur (Jade). We have proven in the past, with alcohol, that prohibition is not an effective means of substance control...

    Cannabis, Criminology, Decriminalization 837  Words | 3  Pages

  • Expository Essay Legalization Of Marijuana Miguel Carvalho

    and legislate accordingly for the good of the people. ​ Alas, upon a thorough investigation and  understanding of the effects of marijuana on humans, an abundance of positive and negative  rationales is brought to light, ranging from its positive social contribution to crime diminishing to  its possibly cancerous nature as an oft­abused drug.  In order to acquire a greater understanding of the issue at hand, one must thoroughly  understand all the aspects governing the health effects of marijuana on humans.​  ​ Primarily...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Law 1654  Words | 8  Pages

  • Legalize Weed: Yes or No?

    go out driving or leave the area. This would also decrease the number of drug dealers illegally dealing because citizens could easier get it from the government. This could help lower prices and at the same time lower crime rates from people not stealing it or trying to commit a crime to get the money to buy the weed. Instead of people trusting in unreliable sources for their drugs, they can trust in the government to come through and less physical altercations would happen because the person...

    Criminology, Decriminalization, Drug addiction 750  Words | 3  Pages

  • Argument for and Against

    strongest to weakest) 1. Medical benefits for terminal illnesses such as cancer. 2. Police and court resources would be freed to pursue more serious crimes. 3. The FDA could regulate the quality and safety of the drug. 4. This drug has fewer side effects that most currently legal narcotics. 5. Legalization would lower prices, thereby reducing crimes such as theft. 6. If taxed sales of this drug would help lift the U.S. economy by billions of dollars a year. Reasons against legalization (ranked...

    Cancer, Decriminalization, Drug addiction 818  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalizing marijuana

    much because there would be less crimes. Also there might less gangs, and it would make smuggling more profitable (10 Reasons). The gangs wouldn’t have to fight about not getting paid or chasing someone down who didn’t pay them. There would be no problems with people selling marijuana that they laced with cocaine or problems with teenagers selling marijuana to make money because the marijuana would be sold in dispensaries. Legalizing marijuana would decrease crimes associated with marijuana and lead...

    Alcoholism, Chemotherapy, Decriminalization 926  Words | 4  Pages

  • Assisted Suicide

    people have the right to assisted death, to rid themselves of unbearable pain? This topic has been one of the great controversies over the last several years. Not too long ago if someone was found assisting in suicide, it was seen as a felony crime. But recently there have been court cases taken up in two federal appellate courts that ruled terminally ill patients have the right to seek doctor assisted suicide (Carter 1). These cases took place in New York and Washington. This added two more...

    Assisted suicide, Death, Morality 1285  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Real Harm in Marijuana

    than alcohol, and that legalization would even lower the crime rate in the United States. There are different reasons for different users to legalize the drug; some for pleasure, medical uses such as in California where it is only legal if you have a Medical Marijuana permit, and the people who actually harvest and sell the drug. All these arguments are valid to a point, however I feel that legalizing the drug would have a negative effect on crime, lead to usage of much more violent drugs, and harm not...

    Addiction, Decriminalization, Drug 1067  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cannabis: Law and Medical Marijuana

    get back on its feet. Nevertheless, yea I understand that legalizing marijuana for medical use can cause crime to increase. Especially with all these drug cartels and the drug war across our borders. According to our government in California, “concluded that marijuana legalization would compromise public health and safety”. (Stimson para 8). Yes it’s a risk that our nation is taking. But crime is something that will always be present. Not only where drugs are involved but generally speaking. That’s...

    Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis sativa 932  Words | 3  Pages

  • Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Arguments for and Against

    patients because the active ingredient in marijuana acutely reduces the the bodies white blood cells which fight off infection. The Drug Enforcement Agency along with police departments all over the United States believe, with the legalization of drugs crime will increase due to a higher increase of pot users which will eventually become addicts and will still or kill in order to get their drugs. <br> <br>These are the main points and reasons why the Drug named marijuana shouldn't be legalized in the...

    Bill Clinton, Decriminalization, Law 811  Words | 3  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    boss would you want your employees not paying attention to you or sleeping. Marijuana is unprofessional for anyone and that is why it should not be considered to be legalized. Legalizing marijuana would just make the world a bigger place for crime to take place. Everyone would get the idea that marijuana is okay to do and sell. Just by everyone doing it, it would make everyone have crazy side effects. Legalizing marijuana would only increase its use especially for teenagers. Marijuana causes...

    Cannabis, Decriminalization, Law 947  Words | 3  Pages

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