CJ115 Drugs and Crime

This course examines the sociological and psychological explanations of drug-using behavior, the relationship between drug abuse and crime, and methods for the criminal justice practitioner to interact with a drug using offender. Students will learn of the various foundations of the drug-crime relationship, as well as how to assess and intervene with the drug addicted offender. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a firm understanding of the drug-crime relationship; will be able to recognize when an offender is under the influence of illegal drugs; and will understand suggested approaches to handle such offenders.



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