The title of one of your references is “The Controlled Substances Act: How a “big tent” reform became a punitive drug law.” This title alone suggests that while this Act had good intentions, it ultimately had and continues to have a negative impact on the criminal justice system as a whole. That is the entire focus of the article you included in your references.
With this in mind then, what is that negative impact? What were the authors referring to when they stated “it became a punitive drug law?” How does that effect compare with the original intentions of the act? Can you explain?
The most profound adverse effect that the Controlled Substance Act has is that the policy has incriminated the drug and substance addicts. As such, based on Courtwright’s (2004) discussion, it is apparent that the CSA no longer promises a haven for the drug and...
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