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2021-2022 Catalog
CCJ 5652: Drugs, Crime and Society

Course Description for Drugs, Crime and Society

CCJ5652: 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 “wars on drugs” will also be explored.