Public Order Crimes include, but are not limited to drugs and alcohol. In this two part assignment you will dive deeper into anti-drug legislation as well as identify different public order crimes.
Part I: Anti-Drug Legislation Matrix
Complete the matrix by selecting three states to add below Federal. Then, answer each question listed in the first row for each corresponding law.
Is marijuana illegal? What are the penalties for possession of cocaine? What are the penalties for possession of heroin? What are the penalties for possession of prescription drugs? What is the blood alcohol level for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) crime? Is there extreme DWI or DUI? If so, what is the punishment?
1. Where do you see the largest variance between federal and state anti-drug legislation?
2. What is the purpose of anti-drug legislation in relation to public order crime?
3. How does asset forfeiture work under both federal and state anti-drug legislation? How is jurisdiction determined?
Part II: Public Order Crimes
Identify at least two public order crimes other than alcohol and drugs. Provide an example of each and possible penalties for your examples.