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Unit of Study LAWS2060 - Drugs, Crime and the Law (2023)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

evaluate drug law and policy demonstrating the ability to differentiate prohibition models

discuss, analyse and apply criminal procedure in the context of drug laws

apply knowledge of the law in topics covered by the unit to advise parties of their rights and liabilities in hypothetical problem and dispute situations

develop high levels of analytical skills in the reading of cases, statutes and legal documentation relating to drug law.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

  • Macintosh, A, Drug Law Reform: Beyond Prohibition, The Australia Institute, Discussion Paper No. 83, Feb 2006.

    downloadable at

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.