Chasing the Scream referred to research that found the majority of “drug-related violence” is related to trying to control the drug trade rather than crimes committed by those under the influence. It later states that when a large number of drug dealers are arrested, drug dealing does not decrease and violence, such as homicide, increases. (Hari, 2015, p. 80)
- 1. What did you believe was meant by “drug-related violence” before reading this?
- 2. Do you think the information from the reading, if it were better known, would change some stereotypes about people who misuse substances?
Hari, J. (2015). Chasing the scream: The first and last days of the war on drugs. Bloomsbury.
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