Publication Date

Spring 2017

Faculty Supervisor

Patti Verstrat


This paper examines the efficacy of extremely stringent and extremely relaxed drug enforcement policies by comparing various countries where each are practiced around the world. Most of the examples used to set the stage and tell of various political climates and major events are sourced directly from major media outlets and news agencies, while statistical information is largely taken from websites which source the information from official databases. The conclusions drawn from this paper regard drug usage and crime as being unusually disparate. In first world nations, crime usually increases drug prevalence rather than the other way around. Therefore, it would seem hardcore drug enforcement would not be entirely profitable unless crime overall is included in such harsh crackdowns. The research also indicated that such drastic measures would likely do little good in first world nations where crime and corruption are already low.


English 101-202H


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