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Drug legalization is viewed as the only way of enabling countries fight drug abuse where the regulations of the drugs production and its sale will be implemented. Many people usually think that drug legalization will lead to an increase in its consumption and criminal cases, but it helps in the stopping of criminal cases and corruption which is said to be leading to drug trafficking.

On the other hand, drug prohibition has been said to be the major cause of street violence rising up as a result of competition between crime organizations for the markets of the drugs. This illegal nature of the drugs has been termed to be provoking this violence, which tends to be producing big profits for the drug traffickers and the related authorities, this transaction always seem not to be ending as long as there are consumers.

This will help end corruption and violence that is brought by the prohibition of drugs, legalization will lead to the reduction of the consumption cost of the drug users under this, the users will not spend much of their money to support their drug habits and on contrary the profits of the sellers will also reduce thus making the business unprofitable since the drugs will be able to be obtained from legal sources where the black market business that involves gangs, organized criminals and foreign cartels will cease, it will decrease crime in most countries in which fewer will need to practice violence such as robbery and burglary to obtain drug money. The governments should come up with measures to control the supply and demand of drugs; they should also come up with strong measures to tackle smuggling including more effective systems for detection tracking and punishments of those going against the legality laws of drug use in the country. This paper discusses the impact of drug legalization on crime. The Impacts of Drug Legalization on Crime Introduction There are arguments that since the governments are not able to produce drugs which are of no negative effects, therefore, there is no need of drug prohibition.

Drug use and production and attempts to control them are connected to major crimes globally. Many institutions are coming up with many solutions for the drug use legalized whereby it is seen that drug prohibition by governments has not worked out. This paper is to discuss on issues that the legalization process should deal with and how the prohibition of the drug use is not a major course of fighting crime cases in various countries and the types of drug crimes will also be discussed. It normally supports the legalization of drug use whereby, it shows the benefits of legalization and the disadvantages of the legalization procedure in the reduction of crime compared to that of the prohibition of drug use culture globally. Discussion

Although there is no clear definition of the word drugs, the global estimates suggest that there are nearly million illicit drug users and over 13million injecting drug users, who live in developing countries. Many governments are coming up with arguments of having legalization of illegal drug use and its production. Since it has been noticed that there is a heavy burden on the individuals, who want to use a certain substance but they are not allowed to use it, this factor should be considered when legalizing drugs. There are arguments that since the governments are not able to produce drugs which are of no negative effects, therefore, there is no need of drug prohibition.

Drug legalization is viewed as the only way of enabling countries fight drug abuse, where the regulations of the drugs production and its sale will be implemented. Many think that drug legalization will lead to an increase in its consumption but it helps in the stopping of criminal cases, corruption leading to drug trafficking. On the other drug prohibition has been said to be the major cause of street violence rising up as a result of competition between crime organizations for the markets of the drugs. This illegal nature of the drugs has been termed to be provoking this violence, which tends to be producing big profits for the drug traffickers and the related authorities, this transaction always seem not to be ending as long as there are consumers.

This prohibition of drugs has caused the enrichment of the drug traffickers and the governments’ corrupt officials since the business can not succeed unless one collaborates with authorities to transport and trade for the sale of the drug in exchange for money in both consumer countries and producer countries. These authorities normally range from the police, to customs officers, intelligence agencies, ports managers and the politicians. The benefits of such businesses have normally been used in buying arms that would give rise to the violent groups in various countries. For this course, the legalization of the drugs will amount to legalization of these businesses, the transportation and the sale of drugs, which will help to stop the obscenity of the transactions thus converting it into an ordinary business that will be able to produce taxes which would be invested in for the benefit of the whole society.

It is argued that drug legalization will lead to decriminalization as its benefit, where by it will only avoid the consumers go to jail and thus making the dealers have a peaceful consumer relationship without the fear of being taken to jail, it will also lead to the reduction of the corrupt authorities who enrich themselves through the illegal drug businesses. This legalization will make the obtaining of the drugs easier thus raising the number of users, it is analyzed that this regulation of the production and sale of drugs would not give rise in consumption as long as it is given alongside with medical treatment, educational campaigns to discourage drug use for addicts

When the supply is available to anyone through legalization, information campaigns will be raised whereby, people will be taught to avoid consumption so that they can be careful about drugs while the addicts are taken to health clinics and not prisons. This will enhance the regulations of the business to be set whereby, it is said that legalization will not mean the selling of the drugs in an open market but where permits for every activity, the quality of the product will be controlled and also there will limitations where will be stated that there will be no transaction of the drug selling near educational institutions and that no advertisements should be made by the media.

This will help end corruption and violence that is brought by the prohibition of drugs, legalization will lead to the reduction of the consumption cost of the drug users under this the users will not spend much of their money to support their drug habits and on contrary the profits of the sellers will also reduce thus making the business unprofitable since the drugs will be able to be obtained from legal sources where the black market business which involves gangs, organized criminals and foreign cartels will cease. , it will decrease crime in most countries in which fewer will need to practice violence such as robbery and burglary to obtain drug money. Under the case of crime there are three types of which are: purchase related crimes-these are crimes that are normally caused by people to pay for their habits.

Since legalizers assume that this course of making drugs legal will reduce the cost of the drugs in which the addicts will have no interest of coming further crimes in order to raise money to pay for their habits. This means that the chances of reducing purchase related crimes through legalizing drugs will not increase this is because, the decrease in the price drugs will lead to the addicts to buy of the less expensive drugs whereby they will need to steal more money so that they can cater for their living expenses. This crime is indirectly related to the prices of the drugs which normally affects the addiction rate, and since the legalized drugs increase addiction rates, purchase-related crime necessarily increases.

The second type of crime is the drug-induced crime which is normally caused by people under the influence of drugs, under this the offenders do not commit this crime in order to feed their habits but under the influence of drugs they change their behavior which enables and encourages them to act violently and irrationally so the legalization of drugs will increase the addiction rate of the users and under the influence of the drugs, will increase the number of drug-induced crime. Lastly, there is the black market crime; this is the type of crime that is normally caused by organized criminal suppliers of drugs in this case if one legalizes drugs and put restrictions on who to buy the drugs and in what quantities then tax is imposed on the drugs then the black market will replace the real market this may also be brought up when the legalizers legalize all drugs but for a particular group of people, it will create significant effect on the black market which will come-up targeting those people who are not included in the “for people” group.

taxation on the drugs so that it can be used to raise revenue, thereby the drugs are made to be expensive then this have the black market the same drugs at the cheapest prices, whereby smugglers will bring the drugs in the country in a way that they would not pay tariffs thus making a higher profit than the profits of the drugs in the legal markets. Though it is said in this case that drug legalization will lead to a decrease in the prices of the products and criminal behavior among the users, it will increase the number of addicts whereby the cases of purchase related crimes and drug-induced crimes will increases and also the cases of black market will increase due to the high taxes and regulations imposed on the businesses upon the legalized drugs. Conclusion Drug abuse is seen to be a major problem for the people involved and their families too. Therefore, it should not be dealt with as a criminal case thus it should be treated as a moral and a medical problem.

Therefore, the governments are advised should remain with their stands of making drugs legal in a way that drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin should be treated in a manner that alcohol is being treated. In this way the governments should make drugs be illegal licensed stores that can sell such drugs to adults, but drug sales made to children, must be made and remain illegal. Also driving under the influence of drugs should be illegal. This will help in the reduction of crime dramatically, it will also enable the police to be able to concentrate on dealing with other criminal cases such; robbery, burglary, and violent crime than having them concentrate on drug trafficking and so on.

The governments should come up with measures to control the supply and demand of drugs; they should also come up with strong measures to tackle smuggling including more effective systems for detection tracking and punishments of those going against the legality laws of drug use in the country. Therefore drugs must be placed at the center of the country’s development agendas through which development planning must anticipate changing patterns of drug use within the environments. References Benjamin, D. K. (1991): Undoing Drugs: beyond legalization. New York, Basic Books Publishers Bugliosi, V. (1991): Drugs in America: the case for victory. New York, Knightsbridge Publishers Krauss, C. ; Melvyn, J. and Lamar, E. P. (1991): Searching for Alternatives: Drug Control Policy in the United States, editors: New York, Hoover Institution Press Zimring, F. E. (1992): Me Search For Rational Drug Control: New York, Cambridge University Press

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