American Drug Law - CRJ-230

Bunker Hill Community College

Credits: 3

Subject Area(s): Criminal Justice

Credential(s): Associate's Degree


This course explores the problems with drugs, illicit and lawful, and the ways the laws in the United States relate to drugs, their users and distributors. Students learn the manner in which federal and state laws differ in terms of punishment. The course analyzes the dichotomy in the federal treatment of crack cocaine as opposed to powder cocaine and the attendant affect this policy has on communities of color. The course also examines the minimum, mandatory drug sentencing laws and their impact on the criminal justice system. Students also learn about the major worldwide drug smuggling routes through the Balkans, South East Asia, and South and Central America, and the way United States interdiction policies affect this smuggling. Prerequisites: Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ101) and Criminal Law (CRJ103) or instructor approval.

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American Drug Law Online Offerings

Course Section Time Instructor Format Start Date End Date
WB 113048100% Online2020-01-212020-05-15

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