This subject examines social, legal and political responses to illicit and licit drug use in contemporary society, with emphasis on Australian society. Taking in the complexities of human behaviour and social action as it relates to substance use, students will need to examine domestic and international debates on the current 'war against drugs'. The relationship between key social concepts such as race, gender and ethnicity, and official and unofficial interventions, will be explored. Priority will be given to an understanding of the legal implications of drug use within a broad societal context, and the range of interventions inside and outside the criminal justice system.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Any JST level 2 subject
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