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part 2 of chapter 15 class notes

by: Melissa Kaufman

part 2 of chapter 15 class notes 1300-03

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notes from 4/15/16 class lecture on chapter 15
John Hall
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Melissa Kaufman on Sunday April 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1300-03 at Tulane University taught by John Hall in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Criminology in Sociology at Tulane University.


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Date Created: 04/17/16
Chapter 15 part 2 class notes 4/15/16 Function of the War on Drugs (why is it still going on?) -Deterrence: laws deter some usage of the drugs, prevents you from getting involved or experiencing the down side of drugs  Support war on drugs -The US is a nation of druggies  Turn to drugs for everything Ideology (“ism’s”): belief that function to justify groups outlooks/behaviors Racism: assumption that one race is superior to others Ethnocentrism: assumption one culture is superior to others (associate drug use with a certain culture; intercity, counterculture, impose rules/laws on these people disproportionately) -Using ideology to implement a policy (majority of the population probably doesn’t like this) Connection between War and Drugs and Crime: ELEVATES crime only (Hall’s view) -Laws create the crime direct v. indirect crime -direct: drug offenses (manufacturing, distribution, or possession) -indirect: criminality involving victims, risks involved with the usage of drugs Crime under the influence: alcohol and sometimes with amphetamine products -but drugs wear off quickly, have to keep taking them if you actually want to be under the influence during the entire duration of the crime


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