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1. In your opinion, do you believe certain drugs should be decriminalized? Would the association between drugs and crime disappear if drugs were legalized or decriminalized? If yes, which ones? Why?

1. In your opinion, which crime causation theory best explains organized crime, why? What are some methods law enforcement has used to combat organized crime?

2. If you knew for certain that prison did not deter crime, would you still be in favor of its use? Discuss the concept of restorative justice.
- Do you agree with this concept or not? Support your position.
- What types of restorative justice are most likely to be successful?

3. Give and discuss at least one example of prison corruption. If you were the Warden of a prison, what policies would you put in place to protect against corruption

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1. In your opinion, do you believe certain drugs should be decriminalized? Would the association between drugs and crime disappear if drugs were legalized or decriminalized? If yes, which ones? Why?

Yes. I believe that marijuana should be decriminalized. I believe that it should also be taxed and sold just like cigarettes. Also, it can be regulated like alcohol with licenses to sell it, and to grow and distribute. The consumption is not the issue; it is the growth and distribution. If someone is growing or selling without a license, then they should be arrested and be given a heavy fine. Also, wherever their operation is, it could be seized by the government. There needs to be regulations on the marijuana, too, in order to make sure that it is not being laced with anything else like on the street. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, has many medicinal purposes and it would be beneficial for those individuals that need it to be able to readily get it anywhere. Plus, you have never heard of someone killing someone by driving while they were high on marijuana. Honestly, I feel marijuana has gotten a bad name from the previous government administration. Once marijuana has been decriminalized, it will definitely make the drug crime rates go down.

2. In your opinion, which crime causation theory best explains organized crime, why? What are some methods law enforcement has used to combat organized crime?

I thoroughly believe that people are products of their environment. When we think of organized crime, we think of Al Capone, and other major ...

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The following posting discusses issues pertaining to criminal law and justice. Concepts discussed include drug legalization, organized crime and restorative justice.

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