NEUROSCI 153FS: Drugs and the Law

Fall 2018

Instructor: Nicole Schramm-Sapyta

Explore the relationship between addictive drugs and the law. Examine mechanisms by which drugs of abuse affect the brain and decision-making on the individual level, and consequences of those effects on the societal level, then examine how society responds to these behaviors in terms of attitudes and laws. Compare perspectives of the criminal justice system with that of drug users. The course consists of lectures, discussions, guest speakers, media presentations and a project examining cross-generational views on drug use, abuse and laws. Part of Focus: Cognitive Neuroscience and Law. Open only to first-year students in the Focus Program.

  • PUBPOL 185FS
  • SCISOC 153FS
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