The Fear of Public Speaking


Criminal activities in the US have been limiting the successful development within communities and businesses. This is because most offenses committed towards people are having a negative impact on the daily proceedings within these communities. Drug abuse, for instance, is one of the major criminal activities practiced in the US known to limit the potential of most individuals. Therefore it is important to educate communities on criminal justice policies to ensure that criminal activities do not limit the growth and development within the communities. This paper reviews the drug policy and how it benefits communities.

Drug Policy

To curb drug-related activities, the US justice system has designed a drug policy that covers all issues related to drugs. There has been an increase in boarder security to discourage drug trade so as to limit drugs within the state. Secondly, test measures have been established to be employed in schools and work organization to test drug traces among members in these institutions (Babor, 2010). This is essential in discouraging the extensive use and substance abuse across the nation. However, even with the available drug policy, there are still some deviant individuals that continue to practice substance abuse. Therefore educating communities is an effective approach to reducing the drug-related offenses.

In addition, some of the privileges given to drug offenders have been limited by the justice system. Drug rights given to the criminals have been stripped per the drug policy in the US. The main aim of the policy was to reduce problems resulting from violence, poverty and other offenses that were influenced by illegal drugs in the markets (Kleiman, Caulkins, and Hawken, 2011). Moreover, the drug policy communities can be able to develop to greater levels and students in schools can be able to attain their educational goals and lastly more opportunities in the business environment can be increased.

Education on Drug Policy

The main aim of this paper is to educate people on the drug policy and its benefit to society. Therefore what one hopes to achieve by sharing an insight to the drug policy is educating society. Enlightening the community is also another objective that is attainable by educating them on drug policy. In the end, those with a little knowledge of the existence of drug policy will be able to share with others. As a result, a significant portion of the population will have a knowledge of the drug policy in the justice system as well as understand how it operates and what it seeks to accomplish within ones society.

Benefits of Drug Policy

The presence of drugs in the markets increases the number of addicts within societies and thus reducing the numbers of skilled individuals who can contribute to developments in the community (Mears, 2010). In the event that the drugs are limited, and many addicts are also limited means that the communities will have a significant number of willing people to work towards development. Therefore the drug policy which seeks to create more opportunities for development in communities, increase education opportunities as well as eliminate criminal activities in society can be beneficial within the community (Great Britain and Great Britain, 2012). This is because the policy will ensure that people are aware of its existence, they will be educated, and lastly it will make sure that securities on related offenses are increased. Communities will thus be able to say that they are safe from criminal offenses that are influenced by drug abuse.


Babor, T. (2010). Drug Policy and The Public Good. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Great Britain., and Great Britain. (2012). Drugs: Breaking The Cycle: Ninth Report of Session 2012-13. London: Stationery Office.

Kleiman, M., Caulkins, J. P., and Hawken, A. (2011). Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone  Needs to Know. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mears, D. P. (2010). American Criminal Justice Policy: An Evaluation Approach to Increasing Accountability and Effectiveness. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Application: The Fear of Public Speaking

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two? Does that seem right? To the average person that means that if they have to go to a funeral, they’d be better off in the casket than giving the eulogy.” Jerry Seinfeld

Across age groups and different types of speaking arenas, many people fear being in front of an audience and trying to communicate effectively. Yet employment eligibility and upward mobility for many criminal justice roles often require competent public speaking skills. As a speaker, you do not want your credibility and potential impact to suffer because of any nervous traits you might exhibit. Neither do you want to accidentally stumble over your words and inadvertently deliver inaccurate information. Working to overcome the fear of public speaking is therefore essential.

For this assignment, review your video submission from Week 2. You consider strategies for effective speaking. Next, examine fears or anxieties related to public speaking. In addition, consider how fear or anxiety related to public speaking may influence a potential speaker and alter the intent of the message.

The Assignment (2–3 pages)

Review your BOLD POST ABOVE the assignment

  • Describe two ways in which your message submission in BOLD ABOVE might be revised based on the strategies for effective speaking provided in the learning resources
  • Explain any fears or anxiety you may have, if any, related to public speaking
  • Explain how fear or anxiety related to public speaking may influence a potential speaker and alter the intent of the message

One and a half page with at least two reference….

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.



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