ASSIGNMENT ? War on Drugs: War on poor and minority women?
Discuss how the war on drugs can be considered a war on poor and minority women. In order to be
successful, you must consider and discuss the following topics:
? The war on drugs has punished women as victimizers with little consideration of their
personal histories of victimization.
? Once women enter the criminal justice system, they are then ?victimized? by the system
through laws that take the ?one-size-fits-all? approach to enforcement.
? Sometimes women are used by their partner or spouse in order to strike a deal in order to
reduce the partner or spouse?s sentence.
? The treatment of substance abuse has led to incarceration firstly, compared to being a last
resort and seeking an alternative form of treatment.
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APPROPRIATELY FOLLOW APA STYLE FORMATTING