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PSY 420 Drug Policy

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Taught by Perilou Goddard

Critical examination of historic and contemporary drug policies in the U.S. and other countries. Political, economic, social, and psychological effects of drug policies, with emphasis on empirical evidence regarding the relative effectiveness of the policies. Policies regarding both legal and illegal drugs are included.

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“This semester, my Drug Policy students worked exclusively with Caracole, our region’s nonprofit AIDS Service Organization. They researched four aspects of Caracole’s harm reduction programs for people who use drugs.”

- Professor Perilou Goddard  

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Support Provided By:


Straws Charitable Foundation
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  • STRAWS Charitable Foundation
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