NS3260 Drug Control Strategy & Policy

This course provides an overview of the challenges posed by the production, trafficking, and consumption of illegal drugs, both in the U.S. and abroad, and evaluates government drug control efforts. It addresses the presidential, congressional, and bureaucratic politics that shape the formulation of domestic and international drug control policies. The challenges of implementing drug control policies will be analyzed, in particular the need for inter-agency coordination and international cooperation to address this complex threat. Both supply-side and demand-side policies will be discussed in detail and their effectiveness assessed. Prerequisites: None.

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  • As Required