discussion 1: Drug Legalization
Leon-Guerrero (2016) refers to the work of Trevino and Richard (2002), who have stated that drug legalization in the United States is generally opposed by the medical and public health community, and adds that most research has shown illegal drugs to be harmful. Legalization proponents have suggested that stopping all illegal drug use is not realistic, and that a harm reduction approach may be more feasible.
Which side do you favor in this debate? Support your position with evidence from the literature and give specific examples to illustrate your points. Be sure to include appropriate citations and references (APA format). I expect a thoughtful and scholarly discussion on this topic.
Important Note: Quoted material is not allowed for course work in the HSA Program.
Discussion 2: Prison Policy Reform
There have long been calls for prison reform in the U. S. The American prison system has become a large industry; an industry fraught with an increasingly negative legacy. As the incarcerated population grows, so do the doubts and questions as to its appropriate focus and function.
For this forum, discuss your perspectives related to the following questions:
Does the American prison system rehabilitate offenders or punish them? Are offenders deterred or improved by the system?
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.