May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

CRIM 4400 - Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice

The proposed course is designed as an elective course for the new criminal justice major. The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to issues concerning criminal justice and drug-taking behavior. The basic goal is for students to develop an awareness of the forces of control, their relationship to social conceptions of drug use and abuse, and their implications for individual behavior and social policies of prevention and control. This course also examines ways in which drugs affect different cultures and situations based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, race, ethnicity, geographical region, nationality, deviance, and social control.

Credits: 3

Prereq: CRIM 1201 or CRIM 2207 or SOSC1101 or SOCI 1101 or PSYC1101 or POLI 1101
Lecture hours: 3