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ASL319 - Drugs, Crime and Society

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Enrolment modes:(G, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Evans
Incompatible with: ASL205 and ASL219
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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.

Assessment

On campus:

Research Essay 2000 words 50%, Research Essay 1500 words 40%, Tutorial Participation and Online Exercises 10%

 

Off campus:

Research Essay 2000 words 50%, Research Essay 1500 words 40%, Online Exercises 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2192$2359

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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