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Course Description

Designed to explore the Administration of Justice system and the development of drug policy and drug problems. This will include drug identification, drug user recognition, drug effects, narcotic enforcement, drug prosecution, and drug treatment, rehabilitation and education. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • The student will identify, describe, and discuss basic terminology concerning drugs and drug-taking behavior.
  • The student will identify and explain the factors determining the physiological impact of drugs, including objective symptoms of being under the influence.
  • The student will describe the evolution of drug policy.
  • The student will explain the role of law enforcement in relationship to drug use and abuse as a public health issue.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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