Course Description for Drugs, Crime and Society
Drugs, Crime and Society
Description: This course will explore criminalization of psychoactive chemicals in the US from 1850 to the present day. Primary focus will be on contemporary drug usage and the attempts to control substance abuse and the consequences for both individuals and society of criminalizing drug use. Illicit drug markets and the effectiveness of prohibition and â€œwars on drugsâ€ will also be explored.