Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the statement, “[T]he government should treat marijuana more or less the same way it treats alcohol: It should regulate it, control it, tax it, and only make it illegal for children.” Use support from the selections by Nadelmann and Walters when giving your answer.
Compare and contrast Methvin’s and Shichor’s explanations of crime, evaluations of three-strikes laws, and possible alternative solutions to the crime problem. What unanticipated negative consequences does Shichor see in three-strikes legislation? What advantages and disadvantages do you see in this approach? Identify possible remedies to some of the problems.