• Alcohol Tax and California Criminal Justice

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    This 3 page paper reviews the proposal to increase taxes on alcohol in California. The contentions of a 2011 article in Politics & Government Business that this would generate much needed revenue and effectively decrease crime as well are analyzed and supported. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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    listed below. Citation styles constantly change, and these examples may not contain the most recent updates. 2 1/2 3 643 (3-23-10) 3 4 867 (4-26-10) 885 (4-5-10)  900 4 5 1029 (3-30-10) 1019 5 writer pages 6 student pages 1297 words (2-22-08) 5 1/2 7 1458 4-09-08 6 8 1736 ok 4-13-10 1728 SHORT 2-29-08 7 9 1950 1954 1986 (3-20-10) 8 10 2155 (4-14-08) 9 11 2475 10 12 2700 words  ONLY is a little over 9 pgs!!! 11 14 3037 (5-10-10) 3150 12 15 3375 13 16 3600 14 18 15 19 16 20 4500 needed 20 24 5400 21 25 5625 22 26 5850 Alcohol Tax and California Criminal  Justice Research Compiled by 6/2011 Please   California is suffering from a number of economic problems. Criminal justice, in particular, has been impacted by the budget shortfalls  the state is facing. There is, however, an option available to the state which could not only reduce the rate of crime in the state (and thus the costs  incurred in addressing that crime) but also actually generate funding. This option is the imposition of increased taxes on the sale of alcohol.  A recent article in Politics & Government Business contends that California is currently facing a $28 billion budgeting deficit. Criminal justice in the state is just one area  where this budgeting shortfall is being felt. Currently California prisons are severely overcrowded and criminal justice personnel at all levels understaffed and underpaid. Effectively addressing crime in the  state seems to be almost an impossibility given the economic circumstances. Imposing greater taxes on alcohol could be one solution to the budget 

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