POLT 548 (01) - Drug Wars

Drug Wars

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   40  
CRN: 55148
The Americas have hosted several wars against drugs, but these militarized campaigns have not curtailed the global consumption of opiates, cocaine, and cannabis. Perhaps even more sobering, the drug wars have coincided with spiraling rates of violent crime. Given this track record, policymakers have begun to reevaluate drug policies in the US and abroad. This course evaluates these contemporary changes, particularly in light of the successes and failures of past drug control policies.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Instructors: Mary Fran Malone

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 207

Booklist

Naím, Moisés. 2006. Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy. New York: Anchor Books. Okrent, Daniel. 2011. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. New York: Scribner. Rosen, Jonathan. 2015. The Losing War: Plan Colombia and Beyond. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.