CRJ 218 Drugs and the Criminal Justice System (3 credits)
An examination of the impact of drugs on the criminal justice system including the police, courts and corrections. The history of drugs and alcohol prohibition will be studied within the context of traditional crime and organized crime. Other topics will include the drug problem in relationship to the crime rate, national criminal justice policy strategies and the infiltration of legitimate enterprises by criminal drug organizations. Students will research relevant topics and report their findings as well as their conclusions based upon their research. This course has a criminal justice focus and will not fulfill the New York state mandate for drug and AIDS education for teaching certification of education majors. Prerequisite: ENG and RDG placement must be at college level or Permission of Instructor.