In your initial post, begin by discussing your chosen crime and violence issue in terms of.

In your initial post, begin by discussing your chosen crime and violence issue in terms of evidence-based social advocacy. To do this, you will need to connect some dots between the mainstream media coverage of your chosen issue and the academic research.

Topic:Decriminalization of responsible drug use*

Find two academic articles related to your issue and address the following questions:

How is this issue discussed in academic research as opposed to the mainstream media?
What evidence is used in each source?
How effective does the evidence seem in each source and why?
What solutions, if any, are proposed for the issue in the sources?