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Drugs, Alcohol and Crime
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- 26 Jun 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the significance and regulation of drugs and alcohol in society, both today and in the past;
examine and explain broader themes and patterns of crime and deviance as revealed through the study of alcohol and illicit drugs;
historicise contemporary debates about alcohol and illicit drugs, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others; and
find, evaluate and use evidence effectively, demonstrating and modelling skills applicable in a professional career.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts or Bachelor of Criminology
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In this unit you will look at the significance and regulation of alcohol and illicit drugs in society, and their problematic association with crime and deviance. You will be encouraged to take a critical approach to exploring the complex issues surrounding illicit drugs, alcohol and crime. You will analyse policy responses including law enforcement, prevention, treatment and harm reduction. You will explore the regulation of alcohol and illicit drugs, the complex culture that surrounds their consumption, and the contentious relationship between alcohol and illicit drug use and crime and deviance.
Assessment 1 Online Quiz: 1500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 2 Online Quiz: 1500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 3 Written Assessment: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Online Quiz (30%)
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Online Quiz (30%)
Current study term: 25 Jun 23 to 06 Oct 23
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