Theories on drugs and related crime. Governmental policy and legislation on alcohol, drugs, and their control. Practice of drug legislation. Relationship between drugs and crime: theories and practice. Debate on legalization and decriminalization.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Acquire the necessary skills to design and conduct research that permits evaluating aspects related with the behavior of consumption and its consequences.
- Be capable of carrying out work from the perspective of quality and continuous improvement with the self-critical capacity necessary for responsible professional performance.
- Demonstrate critical analysis of the complexity in the evaluation of the consumption of alcohol and other drugs in different European Union countries.
- Reflexively consider the importance of a European perspective in the work and approach towards aspects related with substance abuse and addiction.
- Be capable of analyzing and comparing different established policies with respect to the consumption of substances on state and European levels.
- Develop abilities for critical analysis of legislation and implemented strategies related to substance use and crime.
- Acquire the ability to critically evaluate legislation and its significance within social, cultural, and economic contexts.
- Critically evaluate the varying legislation and strategies applied in different European Union countries.