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Description of the War on Drugs

Briefly describe the so-called "War on Drugs". Who is winning? Can intervention work to reduce the number of offenders being introduced into the criminal justice system? Why or why not? Provide some evidence of your position.

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The war on drugs is a concerted effort by the United States government to stem the tide of illegal narcotics entering into the United States. This program was initiated in the early 1980s by the Reagan Administration, and sought to eliminate the sources of drugs such as cocaine, by using US government agencies and the militaries of drug producing nations to destroy drug crops, as well ...

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