'The Cost of America's War on Drugs' presentation Nov. 12

Neill Franklin

Oct. 30, 2013 - Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), will present the program, "The Cost of America's War on Drugs," at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room in the Lender School of Business Center on the Mount Carmel Campus.

The program, part of the University's "Dilemmas of Justice" series, is free and open to the public.

Franklin will discuss LEAP's opposition to the "war on drugs" and suggest possible alternatives to more effectively deal with crime and addiction. His presentation will examine whether the war on drugs has been effective and whether it's still worth fighting. He also will discuss the international consequences as well as the economic, social and political costs of the "war on drugs."

At an annual cost of nearly $20 billion, the war on banning and controlling illegal narcotics has touched the lives of nearly every American. 

Founded in 2002, LEAP is a non-profit, international, educational organization comprising former and current police officers, government agents and law enforcement agents who oppose the current war on drugs.

The "Dilemmas of Justice Series" is designed to expose members of the community to relevant topics that rest at the intersection of law, criminal justice and politics. 

For more information, call 203-582-8652.