Prisons and the War on Drugs Drug abuse has been defined as a significant social problem This discus

Prisons and the War on Drugs Drug abuse has been defined as a significant social problem

This discussion provides an opportunity to examine this problem as well as the

consequences of our reliance on punishment as a solution to drug abuse:

University of Notre Dame (1999) War on Drugs Dramatically
Increases Prison Population [Video] In Life Behind Bars Retrieved from the
Films on Demand database
http://digitalfilmscom/OnDemandEmbedaspx?Token=10167&aid=18596&loid=30210&Plt=FOD&w=320&h=240

After viewing the required video for this discussion, please
answer each of the following questions:

a Discuss the differences between a cultures folkways,
mores, and taboos

b Why are some deemed infractions of normative expectations
termed criminal and others social?

c How does this definitional process lead us to incarcerate
fellow citizens?

d What sociological factors contribute to the
criminalization of individuals in society? Explain your answer

e Does the seriousness of drug abuse justify the social
consequences of a reliance on incarceration?

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