Thinking Critically About Crime

The attitude toward Marijuana is changing attitude in the United States. This video details the efforts of law enforcement, the military, and representatives from 15 member countries that make up the Joint Interagency Task Force South. This agency's mission is to stem the flow of illegal drugs in the western hemisphere. Based in Key West, Florida, this task force combines the intelligence and operation functions of drug interdiction so that the officers can cut through government bureaucracy to swiftly communicate and respond to drug traffickers in a timely manner.

Video source: https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/jiatf_113016.mp4/view

1. Which drugs does this task force focus on?

2. Name at least three countries that participate in this task force.

3. How many criminal networks has this task force dismantled?

4. Why is marijuana not a major target of this task force?