Bomb Scene Investigation and War on Drugs

Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that occurred on April 19th, 1995 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Take notes on the criminal investigation process and be prepared to discuss.

Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research articles on Gil Kerlikowske and his campaign on drug control. Be prepared to discuss.

* From the first e-Activity, people consider the Oklahoma City bombing as one of

the largest criminal investigation cases in American history. Imagine that you

are the official investigator for Oklahoma City bombing. Suggest one (1)

strategy geared toward to improving the efficiency of the investigation. Provide

a rationale to support your response.

  • * From the second e-Activity, elaborate on Gil Kerlikowske’s national platform concerning drug control policies applied to the campaign to reduce the illegal / organized drug trade. Next, analyze whether or not the policies applied to the illegal / organized drug trade has undermined legitimate commerce through the manipulation of stock markets, control of labor unions, or the distribution of merchandise. Provide a rationale to support your response.

    Kerlikowske holds that the best way to reduce drug effects in USA, is through accepting the problem and treating it as a medical issue not just a criminal issue. This way, he says, more resources will be committed towards combating the problem in a more subtle and human manner and consequently rational methods will be applied. He rejects the doctrine of legalizing drugs to reduce the demand for drugs stating that it will end up causing more damage to the health sector through an increase in hospitalization of victims. The best way is to ensure drugs are treated in the same way diseases are handled and scientific methods are applied. This will allow the criminal justice system to utilize the research in averting and minimizing the adverse effects of drug use in USA. As such, his policies which are geared towards scientific approach to the problem do not affect the commercial markets as much. The only effect would be the fact that the health sector will become more involved in the fight against drugs and hence more direct investment in the sector may reduce due to the heavy involvement and sanctioning by the government.

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