PUB PLC C219. Crime Control Policy. (4)
Lecture, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Design, implementation, and evaluation of policies to control crime. Operations of major institutions within criminal justice system. Theories of crime causation and prevention and their relationship to impacts of alternative policies. Concurrently scheduled with course C119. Letter grading. Prof. Mark Kleiman
PUB PLC 234. Labor Markets and Social Policy. (4)
Lecture, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Examination of analytical tools and conceptual models needed to understand policies directed toward people in lower tail of income distribution. Concepts include static and dynamic labor supply, labor demand, compensating differentials, human capital, and economic models of immigration and crime. Letter grading. Prof. Jeffrey Grogger
PUB PLC C235. Drug Abuse Control Policy. (4)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, 90 minutes; outside study, nine hours. Introduction to and development of main ideas and themes that enter into analysis and execution of policies directed at control of substance abuse and its side effects; illustration and instantiation of main techniques and concepts of policy and management analysis. Concurrently scheduled with course C101. Letter grading. Prof. Mark Kleiman
COM HLT 228. Drug Abuse Prevention. (4)
Discussion, three hours. Identification and discussion of strategies for prevention of drug abuse at individual and community levels, particularly in minority populations. Letter grading.
COM HLT 229. Policy and Public Health Approaches to Violence Prevention. (4)
Lecture, four hours. How policies relate to violence and development of skills to transmit this knowledge. Examination of wide range of policy topics and how each might be associated with a reduction/increase in violence/violent injury. Letter grading.
COM HLT 230. Family and Sexual Violence . (4)
Lecture, three hours; community, three to four hours. Examination of rape, incest, and spouse and elder abuse. Presentation of definitions, causes, outcomes of research on family and sexual violence, as well as response of social service, medical, and criminal justice systems. Letter grading.
COM HLT M245A. Child Abuse and Neglect . (2)
(Same as Dentistry M300A, Education M217G, Law M281A, Medicine M290A, Nursing M290A, and Social Welfare M203F.) Lecture, two hours. Course M245A is requisite to M245B, which is requisite to M245C. Intensive interdisciplinary study of child physical and sexual abuse and neglect, with lectures by faculty members of the Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and the Departments of Education and Psychology, as well as by the relevant public agencies. Letter grading.
COM HLT M245B. Child Abuse and Neglect . (2)
(Same as Dentistry M300B, Education M217H, Law M281A-M281B, Medicine M290A-M290B, Nursing M290B, and Social Welfare M203G.) Lecture, two hours. Requisite: course M245A. Intensive interdisciplinary study of child physical and sexual abuse and neglect, with lectures by faculty members of the Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and the Departments of Education and Psychology, as well as by the relevant public agencies. Letter grading.
COM HLT M245C. Child Abuse and Neglect . (1)
(Same as Dentistry M300C, Education M217I, Law M281B, Medicine M290B, Nursing M290C, and Social Welfare M203H.) Lecture, two hours. Requisite: course M245B. Intensive interdisciplinary study of child physical and sexual abuse and neglect, with lectures by faculty members of the Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and the Departments of Education and Psychology, as well as by the relevant public agencies. Letter grading.
COM HLT 289. Drug Abuse in Pregnancy: Special Focus on Adolescents and Utilizing Secondary Data Sources. (4)
Lecture, three hours; clinical placement. Designed for graduate students. Multidisciplinary graduate seminar combining didactic material on substance abuse in pregnancy, participation in ongoing research, and clinical experience in on- and off-campus settings. Medical, social, economic, and legal issues affecting pregnant substance abusers. Letter grading.
HLT SER CM221. Tobacco: Prevention, Use, and Public Policy. (4)
This course provides a study of tobacco use and its health consequences, including interplay of historical, biological, sociocultural, political, and economic forces with knowledge, attitudes, and behavior choices of individuals. Introduction to prevention interventions, cessation interventions, anti-tobacco efforts in the U.S., and international trends in tobacco use.
LAW 120. Criminal Law I
This course covers selected topics in substantive criminal law: principles underlying the definition of crime such as the requirements of actus reus and mens rea and general doctrines such as ignorance of fact and ignorance of law, causation, attempt, complicity and conspiracy. Principles of justification and excuse are examined with particular attention to the doctrines of necessity, intoxication, insanity, diminished capacity and automatism. The substantive offense of homicide is extensively reviewed, and from time to time other offenses such as theft. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the basic theory of the criminal law and the relationship between doctrines and the various justifications for imposition of punishment.
Law 299. Federal Criminal Law enforcement - Abrams
This course uses close examination of specific federal crimes to explore issues relating to the role of the federal government in criminal law enforcement. These issues include, for example, a) the question of what kinds of crimes the federal government should prosecute, given the primary responsibility of local and state governments for enforcement against crime; and b) the fact that the federal penal code largely duplicates and overlaps with the coverage of state criminal codes: under what circumstances, if any, does (should?) the federal government prosecute crimes already prosecuted in the state courts?
Crime topics are addressed under general headings such as Group and Organizational Crime, Fraud and Political Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering. Some attention will also be given to new statutes and organizational changes that emphasize the FBI"s role in fighting terrorism. Specific, unique and innovative federal crimes such as RICO, Money Laundering, Mail Fraud, the Hobbs Act, and the Travel Act are studied. Civil RICO is also studied, a subject that requires familiarity with the federal criminal law but is useful for corporate lawyers to know. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which have revolutionized federal sentencing and the unusual penalty of criminal forfeiture are also examined.
LAW 389. Prison Law and Policy
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. In 1980, approximately 500,000 people were behind bars in this country. By 2000, this figure had topped 2 million. In this course, we will examine a range of legal and policy issues arising from the incarceration of convicted offenders. In so doing, we will pay particular attention to the efforts of courts and legislatures to deal with the pressures on the system created by the recent dramatic expansion of this nation’s prison population - as well as some of the changes in law and policy that explain this expansion in the first place. The topics to be covered include: prison conditions and prison reform litigation; prisoners’ rights; inmate access to the courts; the prison disciplinary process; prison labor; private prisons; and issues relating to the incarceration of women. Throughout the course, attention will be paid to the social and cultural context of the laws and policies under discussion, which have yielded not only record incarceration rates but also the disproportionate incarceration of nonwhites.
LAW 503B. Seminar: Morality of Capital Punishment
Is the death penalty morally impermissible? Is it immoral even if it actually deters some would-be killers and thereby results in a net saving of innocent life? Or, on the other hand, are there situations in which it is morally improper not to apply the death penalty (even if it has no extra deterrent effect)? The seminar will explore these questions, focusing on such topics as the allegedly arbitrary and discriminatory manner in which death sentences are imposed and carried out, the risk of executing innocent people, and whether abolition or retention of capital punishment better comports with respect for the value of human life.
SOC WEL M203E. Hispanic Mental Health Issues and Treatment. (2)
(Same as Psychiatry M231.) Mental health issues and needs of Hispanics through seminars and videotapes dealing with historical comparison of psychiatry in Mexico and the U.S., analysis of various theoretical perspectives regarding biopsychosocial behavior; distinguishing psychodynamic from cultural factors in treatment of Spanish-speaking patients; treatment of Hispanic families, couples, undocumented persons, and criminal justice system clientele.
EDUC 214E. Substance Abuse and Addiction . (4)
Theory and practice of prevention and intervention in substance abuse and addiction from perspective of counseling and educational practice
PSYCTRY 295A. Advanced Seminar: Substantive Issues in Substance Abuse I. (2)
Neurobiology and psychopharmacology of drug abuse, as well as epidemiology and prevention. Discussion of pros and cons of various treatment modalities for drug dependence. S/U grading.
PSYCTRY 295B. Advanced Seminar: Substantive Issues in Substance Abuse II. (2)
Drug use patterns and treatment issues in specific populations such as women, adolescents, the homeless, the multiply diagnosed, as well as different ethnic populations. Exploration of relationship between drug abuse, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS. S/U grading.
PSYCTRY 295C. Advanced Seminar: Substantive Issues in Substance Abuse III. (2)
Theoretical perspectives on drug use and abuse as well as policy and ethical aspects of drug abuse research. Research design and analysis issues pertinent to drug abuse research. S/U grading.
PSYCH 205D. Clinical Psychopharmacology. (2)
Lecture, three hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. General principles of brain neurotransmitters, including synthesis, cell bodies and pathways, and receptor subtypes. General principles of drug administration and pharmacokinetics. Major classes of psychoactive drugs, animal models, and "atypical" compounds.
PSYCH 291. Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology. (4)
Intensive analysis of drug, brain, and behavior relationships. Discussion of nature and source of drugs, general aspects of pharmacology, neurotransmitters and basic neuropharmacology, principles of behavioral pharmacology, categories of psychopharmacological agents, and pharmacological approaches to study of drug addiction, schizophrenia, and other behavioral processes, both normal and pathological.
EPIDEM 268. Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology. (2)
Requisite: course 200. Pharmacoepidemiology is application of epidemiologic knowledge, reasoning, and methods to study of effects and uses of drugs. Survey of contemporary roles of pharmacoepidemiology in drug development and public health, with historical background of its evolution and projections of future prospects. S/U or letter grading.
Crime/Drug Undergraduate Courses
MPP students are able to take some of these undergraduate courses listed here if they have not had them as undergraduates. These courses will not count toward the 72 units for the MPP degree. Graduate students can petition to take up to 8 units of upper division undergraduate courses to count toward their graduate degree. This petition will require the permission of the graduate faculty advisor and the Public Policy Department Chair. Approval of this petition will be made on a case-by-case basis.
PSYCH 119A. Neuropsychopharmacology. (4)
Lecture, three hours. Prerequisites: course 115, junior standing. Analysis of basic pharmacologic principles to include interaction of drugs with neurochemically significant substances in the brain.
PSYCH 175. Community Psychology. (4)
Designed for junior/senior Psychology majors. Application of psychological principles to understanding and solution of community problems. Topics include community development, community mental health problems, drugs, racism, and rehabilitation of prisoners.
PSYCH 187B. Advanced Psychology and Law. (4)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Prerequisites: course 187A, junior standing. Study of additional topics on legal psychology, including gang violence, theories of crime, corrections, repeat offenders, community policing, and interrogration. Outside speakers utilized in presentation of these materials. P/NP or letter grading.
SOCIOL 147A. Sociology of Crime. (4)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Sociological theories of social origins, organization, and meanings of crime and criminal behaviors.
ANTHRO 166. Cross-Cultural Research on Urban Gangs. (4)
Lecture, three hours. Preparation: one anthropology, psychology, or sociology course. Examination of background and contemporary traditions of gangs in three ethnic minority groups -- African American, Asian American, and Mexican American. Similarities and differences to be noted in dimensions of gang formation and persistence, subcultural styles, territorial and criminal conflicts, drug use and abuse, personal motivations, dress habits, etc. Cross-cultural look at major social control institutions (e.g., family, schools, peers, law enforcement, religion) which affect their lives. P/NP or letter grading.