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Reasons to Decriminalize Drugs

The United States is coming to terms with the realization that criminalizing illicit drugs and treating offenders in a purely judicial way has little if any effectiveness in dealing with the drug problem. The U.S. drug problem causes our government to spend millions of dollars, with the result being the largest prison population in the […]

White Collar Crimes

In the 1930’s the term “White Collar Crime” was first used to refer to non-violent crimes that were being prosecuted. Frequently crimes were charged as a white collar crime if a more serious, violent crime, wasn’t able to be proved. Over the years several crimes have fallen into this category.   What Are White Collar […]

Drug Diversion Program Participation and Prop 47

A few months ago a newspaper article about the Los Angeles Police Department gave an interesting insight into the controversy about how Prop 47 has changed the day-to-day procedures of police departments.   Prop 47 Changes Felonies to Misdemeanors With the passage of Prop 47, certain felonies, such as drug possession, became misdemeanors instead. This […]

Reducing the Prison Population Incarcerated for Drugs

Drugs have been a part of all areas of American culture for years, including social and political. A large segment of the population seems to spend their time on the desire to get high! From looking at history, this isn’t a recent occurrence. As long as people have existed, drugs have also existed as a […]

The History of Organized Crime in America

The 20th century of American history has seen organized crime play out in movies and television, bringing their story into the consciousness of the nation. Older Americans who remember the beginnings of the TV age may remember Senator Estes Kefauver and the “Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce” he had that repeatedly questioned […]

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