Course Description


CJ 255 Drugs, Crime and the Justice System
4 cr.
Offered: Every other fall.
Prerequisite: CJ 110 or instructor's permission.

This course describes and examines the history and current state of the illegal drug problem in the United States from the early 1800s to the present. This includes the nature of illegal drug use, the drug-crime connection, illegal drug production and trafficking, the structure of illegal drug enterprises, drug user profiles, drug control policy and treatment programs, and the drug legalization debate.