War on Drugs

Criminology / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Examines policies of the Clinton Administration and concludes that it was similar to Republican predecessors. Assesses war on drugs as a failed national policy.

“This research paper examines the policies pursued by the administrations of President Bill Clinton with respect to the War on Drugs. Clinton inherited from his Republican predecessors, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, aggressive foreign and domestic anti-drug policies, which were primarily oriented toward the interdiction of illegal drugs supplied from abroad and criminal punishment of domestic drug offenders, including drug users as well as drug dealers. Those policies were rooted in, and the Republicans took political advantage of public perceptions of a strong link between the use of illegal drugs, especially crack cocaine, and the rise of violent street crime.”

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