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This unit explores the connection between drugs, society, crime, and law enforcement. It outlines the history and philosophies of prohibition of various substances, and the implications of these policies on policing and harm minimisation amongst users. The unit includes an examination of the link between drugs and organised crime, the cultures of drug taking and their connection with the welfare/punishment debate, and the social, legal and political attitudes towards decriminalisation.
Essay 2500 words 50%, essay 2000 words 40%, seminar participation and presentation (off campus online exercise via DSO) 10%
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