Sep 22, 2019  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 470 - Substance Abuse, Crime, & Criminal Justice


This course examines the extent and correlates of illicit drug use, drug dealing, and alcohol abuse in the United States with other forms of criminal behavior and its impact on the individuals, communities, and the criminal justice system (i.e. law enforcement, courts, and correctional treatment issues); estimates are that a largely significant portion of violent crime in the United States is correlated with alcohol and drug use. Addresses efforts to reduce the supply of and demand for illicit drugs, including street-level law enforcement, military intervention, education, treatment, and drug testing are reviewed. Legal issues in drug policy, including the drug legalization debate, are considered. Prerequisite(s): CJ 235 , CJ 301 , CJ 210  and junior or senior class standing. (3)



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