identify any gains, losses, etc associated the illegal drug trade and usage


In short, you will want to identify any gains, losses, etc associated the illegal drug trade and usage trends (as impacted by policies and actions taken as part of the War on Drugs), as well as providing a well fleshed out and supported hypothesis as to future trends of both. In doing this, and while the heart of the paper must be based on the War on Drugs and its impact on illegal drug trends, students are given flexibility instructions 5/7 as to specific focuses within that topic. This research paper is based on the following course Learning Objective: LO6. Extrapolate past and current efforts of the U.S. (via the War on Drugs) with current and future illegal drug trends (e.g., usage, availability, etc) students will be required to submit one research paper covering the following topic. The main body of your paper should be 7-8 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman font, size 12). The main body does not include the Title Page, Abstract or Reference pages. Important Notes: – The research paper will be worth 25% of your final grade. Your research paper should be written in accordance with the APA 6th Edition writing standards. – All papers will be submitted to Turnitin to check for plagiarism. Generally, a score of 25% or less is acceptable. – The format for the paper is: (a) APA, (b) Times New Roman style, (c) 12-point font, (d) double spaced, and (e) 1 inch page margins (Top, Bottom, Left and Right Side). – The paper must have at least 5 references from primary sources, for example (a) .gov websites, (b) your text, and (c), peer-reviewed journals. Make sure in text references, quotes, and reference list are written in accordance with APA. Note: Encyclopedias of any kind, including the very popular Wikipedia (not allowed at all in this paper), and .com sites are not primary sources and should not be heavily relied on in constructing academic papers. The latter can, however, be useful to help gather some background information and to point the way to more reliable sources.