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Law Enforcement as an Instrument of War

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Law Enforcement as an Instrument of War game quiz
"This quiz focuses on law enforcement in the United States, as it pertains to their "wars" on crime and drugs."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system have decreased since 1980.
    True
    False


2. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), most violent crimes in the U.S. are committed not because the offender is in on drugs, but because the offender wants to buy drugs.
    True
    False


3. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) uses the majority of its budget for which of these goals?
    Treatment
    Harm Reduction (Medical/Psychological)
    Eradication and Interdiction
    Use Reduction (Education/ Community Action)


4. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was established under which U.S. President's Administration?
    Gerald Ford
    John F. Kennedy
    Richard Nixon
    Lyndon B. Johnson


5. Which of the following is NOT considered a Schedule I drug?
    Cocaine
    Heroin
    Marijuana
    Ecstasy


6. Which of the following is NOT one of the harms that the War on Drugs has caused?
    Higher unemployment in law enforcement
    Erodes constitutional protections and privacy
    Overburdened criminal justice system
    Significant source of corruption


7. Research shows that drug courts reduce crime rates between 25-42%
    True
    False


8. Drug offenders are less likely to recidivate (get rearrested) than non-drug offenders.
    True
    False


9. Most people arrested in the War on Drugs are not what?
    Unskilled
    Chronic Users
    In Poverty
    Functionally Literate


10. Prior to the passing of the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) of 2010, possession of five grams of crack cocaine in the U.S. resulted in a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years, while the same five year sentence would require being caught in possession of 500 grams of powder cocaine.
    True
    False


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