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1-Discuss the limitations of the U.S. "supply side" policy in the war on drugs. Can we win the war on drugs? explain your position on legalization. Why does prohibitionism policy by gov. lead to a) an increase in poverty crime, b) an increase in violent crime, particularly crimes with handguns?Discuss in terms of the pros and cons of legalization.

2-Discuss some theories or explanations of why the crime rate fell in the 1990? Murders are now on the rise again. Why? What role does demographics play-to what extent are youth actually responsible for the increase in murders> What type of data would you need to test the hypothesis that predatory youth are responsible for the increase in murders?Is murder a rational crime? Why or why not?

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1. Discuss the limitations of the U.S. "supply side" policy in the war on drugs. Can we win the war on drugs? Explain your position on legalization. Why does prohibitionism policy by government lead to a) an increase in poverty crime, b) an increase in violent crime, particularly crimes with handguns? Discuss in terms of the pros and cons of legalization.
<br>Solution: The demand of drugs can be considered extremely inelastic. That is, drug users are willing to purchase drugs at any cost no matter how expensive it may be. This is because there body's biochemistry is so much dependent on the chemicals that they get from using drugs that they are unable to live without it. This sort of demand inelasticity imposes very complex calculations on the government's war on drugs.
<br>Prohibition of drugs leads to increase in crime. If the supply of curve in the drug market reduces due to prohibition and strict policing, the prices of drugs go up. Drug addicts are therefore predisposed to commit more and more violent crimes to get the money from their victims that they need to purchase drugs from peddlers.
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<br>Legalization is not a viable option. Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and morphine are all "drugs" that are "legal" in different ways. Prohibitionists like to call anyone who criticizes anything about prohibition "pro-drug," but this is simply non-sense. Except for hard core libertarians, who ...

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