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Assignment:

Watch the short videos:

‘Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs’  (Links to an external site.)

‘Incarceration in America: The Inside Story’  (Links to an external site.)

‘Alcohol and Substance Abuse: About Alcohol-Related Crimes’  (Links to an external site.)

‘Holder Calls for New Approach to Low-Level Drug Crimes’  (Links to an external site.)

'Sessions Calls for Return to Maximum Penalties for Low-Level Drug Crimes'  (Links to an external site.)

'The Marijuana Arrest Gap in 9 Charts'  (Links to an external site.)

An issue in 4 of this week’s 5 videos/articles is the incarceration of non-violent drug offenders. Are we, as one of the videos states “addicted to solving our social and public safety problems with incarceration”? How would you suggest we deal with non-violent drug offenders? While whites consistently report drug usage rates equal to or higher than blacks and Hispanics, they are much more rarely arrested for such. Discuss potential reasons for this discrepancy.

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