Research how data are used in the criminal justice system with regard to the issue of marijuana legalization. Your discussion should include the following:
- The costs (time, wages, personnel allocation, logistics, and so forth) expended on processing suspected marijuana offenders through the court system.
- The costs (time, wages, personnel allocation, logistics, and so forth) dedicated to the imprisonment of convicted marijuana offenders.
- Investigate the crime rates in cities in which marijuana is legal. Compare that data with the crime rates in cities where marijuana remains illegal.
- Include your opinion on whether or not marijuana should be legalized and decriminalized.