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CRIM12-205: Alcohol, Drugs and Crime


This subject examines what is currently known about the link between illicit and licit drugs and specific offence categories. It also addresses recent criminal justice innovations like supervised orders from drug courts and rehabilitation programs available in corrections settings along with matters of law reform with respect to drug usage.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: CRIM12-205
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

  1. Increase knowledge of the role of alcohol and drugs in crime commission.
  2. Apply this knowledge to the recent literature and evidence based research on issues relating to alcohol, drugs and crime.
  3. Foster critical thinking skills in analysing the research and literature on alcohol, drugs and crime.
  4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.