Drugs and Crime DQ Question - 22223

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1.      The "disease versus non-disease" model of alcoholism continues to be an ongoing, controversial debate. In the Criminal Justice Field, the question is: is the alcoholic "not guilty" for a crime committed while under the influence because he or she has this disease? Briefly explain these two models, highlighting their major points. Then discuss which model you personally favor. Explain your rationale. How should the Criminal Justice System respond?

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Alcoholism is defined as an addiction which many define as a disease. The problem with the disease theory is it has not been proven that addiction is in fact a disease. The disease theory of alcoholism finds heavy drinkers deteriorate socially, the condition persis