Transforming Drug Laws in the United States: From Retributive to Restorative Justice

 
 

Click 'comment' below to respond to any of the content of this site - we're eager to hear what you think! 

 


Comments

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:26:21

Penn Jilette (of Penn & Teller) has always voiced his opinion so eloquently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbR9L0DR7oQ

 

Kathryn

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:25:52

I think that the US policy toward drug offenders is far too heavy handed and really only results in unnecessary jail time instead trying to rehabilitate the offenders. This needs to change.

 

Tim

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:35:52

"The Victims" page pointed out some of many structural violences in the American legal system. Ultimately, we need to figure out a solution to that problem as well. Rehabilitation is certainly a more appropriate judicial response to lesser crimes in America including some drug offenses. I believe France has a more restorative judicial system than the US, just one example.

 

Rory

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:14:46

The Harm Reduction Strategy is definitely a much more effective way to handle the drug problem in the US. Simply incarcerating offenders does not address the actual drug problem of the offender. Also, it only crams already crowded jails that will receive less state funding in the current economy.

 



Leave a Reply

    Share Your Thoughts

    How can we change drug laws?

    Is the Obama Administration moving in the right direction?

    Have you ever come in direct contact with drug laws in the U.S.?

    RSS Feed