Substance abuse and consumption have become an epidemic in America. The use of drugs results in countless drug-related deaths and causes states to spend billions of dollars to combat drug trafficking. Drugs are shipped in by sea, air, automobile, and even smuggled in by person. These drugs are supplied by drug cartels. These criminal organizations where formed to promote, control, produce, and distribute narcotic drugs. While these cartels operate from all parts of the world, some of the most infamous are the Mexican and Columbian Cartels. America has put policies into combating drug trafficking, however these policies are not
Drug trafficking is something that is hard for law enforcement to keep up with. The federal government has developed agencies in order to combat this problem. “The primary agencies involved in drug interdiction include the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Military” (Levinthal, C.F., 2012, p. 120). The DEA is responsible for enforcing illicit drugs laws and regulations. And bringing to justice any person or group that has any part in engineering, delivery or growing of an illicit drug with the intent to sale. The DEA are sometimes work undercover and are frequently out of the country conducting investigations with foreign leadership. The U.S. Custom and Border Protection
Every Year millions of immigrants get deported back to their countries.They try to come to the US to have a better life and have a great job.We can't judge other people.
The situation in Mexico regarding the Drug Cartels has been an ongoing battle that has taken the life of between 30,000 to 40,000 civilians, cartels henchmen and federal employees. The violence has evolved into something new in recent years. The brutality contributed by the drug cartels could potentially be labeled as terrorist acts. The strong domestic conflict surrounding the drug cartel in Mexico has boiled over the border and into the United States. Illegal drugs enter the United States through various openings along the U.S- Mexican Border. There are nine important crossings, such as Tijuana-San Diego, Mexicali, and Ciudad Juarez-El Paso. From Texas to Southern California, these drugs are handed out throughout the United States via
The environment is being harmed because the immigrants who cross the border leave behind clothing, empty food cans and bottles. The Border Patrol is also harming the environment because the fence is disrupting the migration cycles of animals. The Criminal Trafficking Operations are attracted to places where there are no Border Patrols because it guarantees them a journey without interruptions (“Securing Our Border...”). These criminal trafficking operations target National Parks and forests along the U.S.-Mexican border, which are becoming extremely dangerous for people to walk in. These parks are becoming dangerous because drug trafficking organizations smuggle in drugs through National Parks and forests. It is easier for the drug trafficking
She was 12 years old when she ran away. When she was little, she and her 5 other siblings were scattered across foster homes around the country because her parents loved drugs more than her. She was abused by the other girls in her foster home. She ran away. Within hours of being on the streets, she was forced to work the streets as a prostitute. She feared for her life as she drowned in threats from her pimp. She couldn't leave. Before the age of 18 she had been abused, stabbed, shot, threatened, raped, suicidal, and addicted to drugs. Then, when she turned 23, she had enough. She sought help from a Human Trafficking agency. There, they changed her name, look, and life. She was finally free. Her name was Kate, and this is her story.
Running Head: Should the government recruit discharged and retired military personnel to reduce drug trafficking?
For many years the United States has made an effort to restrict the importation of drugs. The United States has developed activities related to drug trafficking. To stop the importation of drugs, the Department of Homeland Security has gathered an estimate of $2 billion, or as Hart and Ksir (2015) states, 20 percent of its overall budget for drug control. Although there have been drug smugglers who continue to success in becoming uneducated by law enforcement, the United States is doing more to enforce drug laws and stop from importing drugs. The United States has used Air Force radicand aircraft and Navy patrol boats to detect and track aircraft and boats that might smuggle drugs into the country (Hart & Ksir, 2015).
Up until last semester, I truly had no idea of the magnitude of human trafficking in the United States. Living in the Bible belt, we tend to be sheltered and naive to the corruptions of the world. Last semester, I was required to do some research regarding human trafficking I was appalled at my findings. I even had my husband read an article to bring him insight and awareness. I know Ashton Kutcher is a huge advocate for human trafficking awareness and trying to put an end to this heinous crime. I am aware of the Tennessee website for human trafficking. I received training in identifying human trafficking in the health care setting through my education, here at King University. If I am recalling correctly, we also had a training module through
In 2015, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 19.9 million Americans use illegal drugs and more than half of The U.S. prison population is convicted of a drug related crime (Foundation for a Drug-Free World, 2015). The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world and drug related crimes continue to add to the prison population. Due to the high incarceration rate in the U.S., controversy over the effectiveness of our current drug legislation has emerged (Tyjen Tsai and Paola Scommegna, 2015). Current drug laws focus on imprisonment and isolation for the drug offenders. This creates a cycle of drug related criminality because the laws do not treat the motives for drug related crime. These motives include the money and addiction involved with drug offenses such as abuse, crimes to gain money for drugs, and drug selling. While arguments have been made that current drug laws are needed to ensure the stability of society, the solution to ending the cycle of drug related criminality is to focus on rehabilitation that treats motives for drug offenses by educating and treating addiction for felons. (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2015).
the United States is using the tools at our disposal to deter, expose, apprehend, and prosecute those who seek to profit by trafficking in their fellow human beings. Modern slavery doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s connected to a host of 21st century challenges, including the persistence of extreme poverty, discrimination against women and minorities, corruption and other failures of governance, the abuse of social media, and the power and reach of transnational organized crime. That is why the United States is working with our international partners at every level to attack the root causes of trafficking, warn potential victims, put perpetrators behind bars, and empower survivors as they rebuild their lives. One thing is clear: No nation can
The United States has one of the most profitable drug markets in the world. “As such, it attracts the most ruthless, sophisticated, and aggressive drug traffickers” The United States has such a demand for illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, MDMA, and methamphetamine, that traffickers will do about anything to sneak in the drugs into the country. The majority of the drugs are brought into the country from the border between Mexico and the U.S.A. These drugs are supplied mainly from Mexico, and Colombia. According to the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency, the price of a kilogram of cocaine ranges from $13,000 to $25,000. That is about 2.2 pounds of cocaine. With that kind of profit, we can for sure know that as long as there is demand
The U.S. has tried to put forth efforts to prevent human trafficking, but they have failed to meet the overwhelming needs of victims. Victims have a long list of needs ranging anywhere from their physical needs, such as safe housing and medical care, all the way to their mental needs of having someone like a therapist. Smith writes that there is no one government agency dedicated to helping victims and providing such a wide array of needs. But there are many non-government agencies whose goal is to help assist victims (Smith 6-7). UNODC acknowledges that UNICEF, known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, is one of the leading agencies who are fighting human trafficking. Other organizations, such as International Labor
Human trafficking have become more significant in modern society. Measuring the extent and tracking the numbers of people trafficked yearly is difficult due to the covert operations of human trafficking worldwide (Shelley, 2010). Shelley noted that trafficking are often committed by discrete ethnic groups that are difficult to for foreigners or outsiders to penetrate (Shelley, 2010, p. 4). Europe is currently facing an increasing migration of illegal immigrants from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with an estimated 400,000 people entering Europe each year (Shelley, 2010). Human trafficking and human smuggling in the U.S. is composed of young sex trafficking victims, and are often native born (Shelley, 2010). One of the problems of human
In this research paper I will discuss one transnational crime, and compare the contrast of two nations for their definition of the crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime. I will give each country’s legal tradition and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement. In this assignment I will analyze the extent to which crime statistics collected in different nations can adequately be compared.