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Legalizing or criminalizing drugs : the debate that never ends

Mortzkar, Maryam (2005)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this essay was to see how the arguments about legalization and criminalization of drug use appeared like and if it could be criticized and another important question was if marijuana should be legalized.

I studied the arguments and questions like how far the government could go to "protect" its citizens are discussed. Is it right to incarcerate another person for possessing or using a drug and is it right to discriminate? Alcohol and tobacco is not criminalized, so is it ok to divide the society were one is seen as a normal person even if he/she is using drugs like alcohol or tobacco and the other one is seen as a criminal for also

using a drug? I have made a literature study so therefore I choose qualitative research in an... (More)
The aim of this essay was to see how the arguments about legalization and criminalization of drug use appeared like and if it could be criticized and another important question was if marijuana should be legalized.

I studied the arguments and questions like how far the government could go to "protect" its citizens are discussed. Is it right to incarcerate another person for possessing or using a drug and is it right to discriminate? Alcohol and tobacco is not criminalized, so is it ok to divide the society were one is seen as a normal person even if he/she is using drugs like alcohol or tobacco and the other one is seen as a criminal for also

using a drug? I have made a literature study so therefore I choose qualitative research in an inductive way.

The result of this research was that it is not easy to understand the debate and what side you are on. The author's different opinions and values were based on different perspectives, but at the end it became clear that marijuana should be legalized because of humanly reasons. (Less)
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Mortzkar, Maryam
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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drogpolitik, narkotika, attityder, Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
English
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1332133
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2005-06-09 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The aim of this essay was to see how the arguments about legalization and criminalization of drug use appeared like and if it could be criticized and another important question was if marijuana should be legalized.

I studied the arguments and questions like how far the government could go to "protect" its citizens are discussed. Is it right to incarcerate another person for possessing or using a drug and is it right to discriminate? Alcohol and tobacco is not criminalized, so is it ok to divide the society were one is seen as a normal person even if he/she is using drugs like alcohol or tobacco and the other one is seen as a criminal for also

using a drug? I have made a literature study so therefore I choose qualitative research in an inductive way.

The result of this research was that it is not easy to understand the debate and what side you are on. The author's different opinions and values were based on different perspectives, but at the end it became clear that marijuana should be legalized because of humanly reasons.},
  author       = {Mortzkar, Maryam},
  keyword      = {drogpolitik,narkotika,attityder,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Legalizing or criminalizing drugs : the debate that never ends},
  year         = {2005},
}