A Reimagined Response to Drug Offenses in the Western World

Ryan Kinghorn

Abstract


A Reimagined Response to Drug Offenses in the Western World is an essay regarding the ineffective responses currently employed to deal with non-violent drug offenses in both Canada and the United States. The essay identifies many of the major issues attributed to the current neo-liberal response to such crimes, and suggests alternative ways of dealing with this very prominent societal issue. Furthermore, this essay explores a new perspective on non-violent drug offenses - as being more of a medical issue than criminal, and how this perspective can influence changes in the current criminal procedures associated with the war on drugs.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15353/lsuj.v1i0.82

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