Controlled Substances: Law, Policy & Enforcement (3 credits)
This ULWR seminar examines the nation’s decades-long war on drugs. In addition to focusing on the history behind the drug war, and its underlying moral and political choices, the course will address any number of the many important and interesting outgrowths of the war. Topics addressed will possibly include: the substantive law concerning drug possession, manufacturing and trafficking; the sanctioning of drug offenders; common features of drug investigations (e.g., the use of informants); effects on constitutional law (especially the Fourth Amendment); and inter-jurisdictional matters (e.g., between states and the federal government). Prerequisites: None.