criminal justice

Module 8 Discussion Board

What accounts for the media’s exaggeration of the danger and threat of certain drugs at certain timesin the case of the discussions in this chapter that focused on methamphetamine beginning in the late 1980s and continuing, though unevenly, into the twenty-first century? What was it about meth that made it the “scary drug of the year”? Were any of these media dangers based on objective evidence? Or were they all so exaggerated as to be nearly entirely a fantasy? More generally, are drug scares really as objectively threatening as the claims, or were they fantasy creations of the press?