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.

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours: 
3.00
Catalog Code: 
CJ115