2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

AFR 210 Drugs and Crime in Africa

3 hours 

This course examines drugs and crime from an African perspective. It traces the history of cannabis use in sub-Saharan Africa. The course also examines how Africa was used by drug traffickers as a transit point for heroin and cocaine destined for Europe and the United States. The course also examines how the international drug trafficking spillover effect has resulted in consumption of hard drugs and psychotropic substances in sub-Saharan African countries. The drugs' use and misuse are examined in relation to the emergence of drug addicts, HIV/AIDS and other health problems, crime, homelessness, unemployment, violence and organized crime. It will also examine the role played by police narcotics units and the emergence of Narcotic Control Boards.




ENG 101