AJ 111: Narcotics and Vice Control

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2022
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

History, identification, and effects of narcotics. Current narcotic and vice problems. Special emphasis on laws affecting the control of narcotics and vice. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and classify various narcotic and hallucinogenic substances
  • Identify laws regarding vice and narcotics violations
  • Describe methods employed by community organizations to control vice and narcotics activities
  • List and analyze the major vice problems facing law enforcement

Major Course Content

  1. Overview of Criminal Procedure
    1. Search and Seizure
    2. Consensual Encounters
    3. Detentions
    4. Arrests
  2. Overview of Narcotic Law
    1. Search and Seizure
    2. Laws applied to the user
    3. Laws applied to the dealer
    4. Laws applied to the manufacturer
  3. Specific Drugs
    1. Cocaine
    2. Base Cocaine
    3. Methamphetamine
    4. Manufacturing of Methamphetamine
    5. Heroin
    6. Hallucinogens
    7. Rave Drugs
  4. Search Warrants
    1. Case Law
    2. Probable Cause
    3. Officer's Experience
    4. Location Descriptions
    5. Suspect Descriptions
    6. Vehicle Descriptions
    7. Search Warrant Preparation
    8. Judicial Review

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Case Law Narcotic Symptomatology Literature

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Research and prepare a search warrant for a narcotics violation.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Analyze and apply classroom discussions to examples of drug addiction in movies.
Research case law and apply it to classroom discussions.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture