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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LLS                                     Course Number: 250                                    
Course Title: Drugs, Crime and Law in Latin America
Subject: Latin American and Latina/O Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course explores the problems facing Latin America in relation to drugs and crime. The course focuses on the conditions giving rise to crime, drug trafficking and drug addiction in Latin America. It offers a basic understanding of international legal and human rights standards and law enforcement efforts that apply in addressing the issues of drugs and crime. Particular emphasis is placed on hemispheric strategies to combat drug use and narcotics trafficking.

Prerequisite: ENG 101, and sophomore standing or above or permission of the instructor
Start Date:    09/26/2011                         End Date: