Crime Prevention and Drugs

Unit Code: 102708

Contact hours: Recommended 8-10 hours of study per week

Unit Description

This unit will examine the theory, politics and practice of crime prevention while exploring how this relates to alcohol, illicit drug use and criminalisation. In particular, this unit will explore key elements of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) research, service delivery and policy approaches that are framed, both practically and symbolically as crime prevention measures. It will address current approaches to crime prevention, evaluate their effectiveness and examine emerging strategies in the field. Some key case studies in the field of critical drugs studies will be used throughout this unit to demonstrate some principles of crime prevention introduced in the first part of the unit.

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