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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: AAJ                                     Course Number: 210                                    
Course Title: Drugs and Crime in Africa
Subject: African American Justice/Law
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines drugs and crime from an African perspective. It traces the history of cannabis use in sub-Sharan Africa. The course also examines how Africa was used by drug traffickers as a transit point for heroin and cocaine destined for Europe and the United States. The course also examines how the international drug trafficking spill-over effect has resulted in consumption of hard drugs and psychotropic substances in sub-Saharan African countries. The drugs' use and misuse are examined in relation to the emergence of drug addicts, HIV/AIDS and other health problems, crime, homelessness, unemployment, violence and organized crime. It will also examine the role played by police narcotics units, and the emergence of Narcotic Control Boards.

Prerequisite: ENG 101.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date:    05/15/2012