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    Rivier University
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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CJ 301 - Drugs and the Criminal Justice System

Students learn about the impact of illegal drug use on American society and the criminal justice system’s response to this use. Specific topics covered include a review of widely abused illegal drugs and their effects on users, social and criminal correlates associated with drug use, and historical and current U.S. drug laws. Students review contemporary debates confronting U.S. citizens and policymakers including the opioid epidemic, the role of treatment vs. enforcement and the current trend of decriminalization and legalization of marijuana.

Credits: 3

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