In each of these papers you are to give your (well thought out, analytical, and informed) analysis.
In each of these papers you are to give your (well thought out, analytical, and informed) analysis. This might include, but is not limited to, a conceptual discussion of the issues raise, a discussion of the applicability (or lack thereof) of the material, etc. Be sure to include some description of the reading itself
(maximum- a page of summary) or key points that are relevant to your discussion. The primary goal is to revolve your critical analysis around the main points/arguments/findings of the article by incorporating and synthesizing material covered in the course (e.g. lecture,
readings, etc.) in an analytical and critical manner.
No Direct Quotes are permitted for these papers (everything must be paraphrased into your own words). Papers should be organized, written clearly, AND free of grammatical errors. Papers must be at least four full pages in length, excluding illustrations/figures and the cover and reference pages. All papers are to be typed, double-spaced with one inch margins, and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Reports should be submitted with a staple in the upper left corner only. Include a cover page with the following information: name, class, title of the article and
author(s), date, and instructor’s name. Each page should be numbered on the lower right corner, excluding the cover page.
This course provides an in depth and detailed analysis of one of the most perplexing contemporary social problems in American society, i.e., the intersection between drugs and crime. This course is designed to be reading and writing intensive. We will examine key theoretical and empirical issues in licit and illicit drug use, alcohol misuse, and the criminal justice system through an interdisciplinary perspective. We will discuss the association between substance use and crime, the social history of drug use, theoretical traditions used to understand drug use, current epidemiology, health and social consequences, major drug treatment approaches, and drug policies.