The Resource Cocaine Wars, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource)

Cocaine Wars, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Cocaine Wars
Title
Cocaine Wars
Statement of responsibility
ABC News Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
It takes 500 grams of powder cocaine to receive the same sentence that is meted out for possession of only five grams of crack cocaine. Yet five grams of crack is a user's dose, while 500 grams of cocaine is a dealer's supply. Why a 100-to-1 disparity? In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent Don Dahler explore how the panic inspired by crack cocaine in the 1980s has left a legacy of crowded jails with overwhelmingly African-American populations. Twenty years after crack was declared a menace to society, should lawmakers and courts reassess the penalties for this drug?
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
Runtime
22
Technique
live action
Label
Cocaine Wars, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Mandatory Minimum Sentences (2:54) -- War on Drugs (2:16) -- Unjust Drug Legislation (2:01) -- Purpose of Mandatory Minimum Sentences (3:01) -- Bipartisan Views on Drug Laws (3:16) -- Perception of War on Drugs (2:40) -- Push for Fairness in Sentencing. (3:17) -- Credits: Cocaine Wars (5:10)
Control code
100030829
Extent
1 streaming video file (22 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Cocaine Wars, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Mandatory Minimum Sentences (2:54) -- War on Drugs (2:16) -- Unjust Drug Legislation (2:01) -- Purpose of Mandatory Minimum Sentences (3:01) -- Bipartisan Views on Drug Laws (3:16) -- Perception of War on Drugs (2:40) -- Push for Fairness in Sentencing. (3:17) -- Credits: Cocaine Wars (5:10)
Control code
100030829
Extent
1 streaming video file (22 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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