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Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (Level 5)


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor: Paul Turnbull
  • Assessment: a 2500-word essay (100%)

Module description

This module offers a specialised area of study on a key topic of criminal justice policy: illicit drug use and its wider social implications have become central issues in criminal policy. The module will draw on internationally recognised research expertise within the School.

The module aims to provide you with a solid grounding in the key policy and research issues relating to drug use, crime and criminal justice. The mass use of cannabis and dance drugs, in western nations, has increased the debate about the laws governing drug use and possession. Drug-producing countries face increasing problems of violence, corruption and international isolation. Tackling such a complex problem has implications for crime and criminal justice policy.