When Prohibition Ended, Did Crime Increase? Alcoholism?
February 22, 2004 5:10 AM Subscribe
when Prohibition ended in the USA, did crime (both organised crime and general crime) increase or decrease? Did levels of alcholism increase? Did alcohol become cheaper? Are there lessons to be learned about the potential effects of legalising drugs? [MI]
posted by Pericles to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
I ask because I have to present the case that legalising drugs is the lesser of two evils to a panel assessing me for a job, and wish to cite precedents about prohibition to bolster my case, but in the UK we don't have a cultural memory of the effects of prohibition. Any U.S. MeFites help me?