In 1973 President Richard Nixon declared a "world war" on
drugs.' This war has resulted in several changes in the criminal justice
system which have largely come from the executive and legislative
branches.2 These executive and legislative changes have been predominately
concerned with law enforcement and punishment.
Coviello, Michael E.
"Crime and Punishment? Judges' Gavels Become the Latest Weapon in the War on Drugs,"
Nova Law Review: Vol. 16
, Article 12.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol16/iss3/12