Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AJ 283 - Substance Abuse In Society

  • Prerequisite or Corequisite: AJ 101

This course covers the historical development of drug enforcement in relation to changing social mores. Emphasis is placed on the detection and identifi cation of illegal drugs and their suppression through enforcement and investigation. Tactics of enforcement will be presented along with a study of pertinent statutory and case law. The effects of rehabilitation and treatment will be explored. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AJ 283, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the following illegal drugs:
    • Opiates
    • Stimulants
    • Depressants
    • Alcohol
    • Marijuana
  • Describe the manufacture, production, and distribution of these drugs.
  • Explain the effects of these drugs on society.
  • Discuss law enforcement concerns regarding these categories of substances.

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