Courses

Drug Investigation and Identification

Law Enforcement (LAW)
Course outline

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Drug Investigation and Identification follows a lecture and discussion format. Both licit and illicit substances and implications for their use and abuse are presented. Drug abuse prevention, enforcement, and drug identification are explored. The social and health consequences of these drugs are discussed followed by an in-depth review of the drugs most commonly abused in our schools and neighborhoods. An overview of the international and domestic drug trafficking problem is offered providing an understanding of the origins of illicit drugs. Finally, drug-related crime is discussed in the context of predatory, political and criminal behavior related to the drug trade.