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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice (JUS-250 )


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: categorize the different types of drugs and their impact on individuals; describe the social implications of drug use in society; analyze the effectiveness of drug control strategies and policies; and differentiate drug types, treatment, and interventions used in the Criminal Justice System.  


Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice (JUS-250 ) is a study of substance abuse and crime. Topics include the history and classification of drug abuse, the impact of drugs on offense, and criminal justice strategies to manage drug abuse; identification of various types of drugs and their effect on human behavior and society, treatment modalities within the criminal justice system, and the impact of drug policy on society.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Justice, or Criminal Justice Administration (5/21).