The Criminal Justice and Implications for Human Services
Choose one of the following questions to discuss. You should not discuss both questions, but should respond to peers for both.
Legalizing marijuana is a controversial topic in human services, criminal justice, political arenas, and health arenas. From a human service policy perspective, Legalizing marijuana is a contentious issue in the human services, criminal justice, political, and health fields. In terms of human service policy, analyze what you believe would be the positive and/or negative consequences of legalizing marijuana. Discuss the implications for human services providers. If you agree or disagree with the stance of your peers, then explain specifically why and provide substantial evidence in your peer responses.
Sexually violent predators are among the most feared and the most ridiculed individuals in our society. Some states have enacted legislation to allow civil commitment of sexually violent predators once they have been released from prison. Discuss the pros and cons of this legislation. Include in your discussion the implications for human services providers.