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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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|Prerequisites:||Admission to fourth-year honours or a postgraduate program in criminology, socio-legal studies or politics, or admission to the Master of Criminology 200-point program.|
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|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject introduces students to a range of historical and contemporary issues surrounding the measurement of drug use and the popular and scientific construction of the health, crime and social consequences of drug use. The subject is concerned with the relationships between various constructions of drug phenomena and the policies and practices of drug control. The subject critically addresses issues and techniques involved in demand-reduction (education and treatment) and supply-reduction (law enforcement). At the completion of the subject, students should be able to recognise and explain contemporary discourses on health, harm, crime and public policy related to drug use.
|Assessment:||A take-home test 25% (due mid-semester) and an essay of 4000 words 75% (due at the end of semester).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available from the University Bookshop|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Master of Criminology (CWT) |
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Master of Social Policy
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Criminology)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Socio-Legal Studies)
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