The seven elements of the social construction of drug scares from the Reinarman
Choose four of the seven elements of the social construction of drug scares from the Reinarman chapter and apply them to some situation of the recent past or an ongoing current event. This can be any social problem or other phenomenon that you think meets any four of the seven criteria. Apply these by analogy. That is, do not write about drugs themselves. Apply the concepts thoroughly, and make sure you discuss any or all of the “three reasons the U.S. is ripe for scares” where applicable.