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Vice and Drug Control

I.     Course Prefix/Number: LAE 130

       Course Name: Vice and Drug Control

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

None

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course reviews historical and sociological developments in drug addiction and vice control.  Content includes studies of narcotic addiction and effects of hypnotic drugs, bookmaking, gambling, and prostitution.

IV.   Learning Objectives

To provide the students with understanding of the following topics:
A. The history of national and international drug trafficking
B. Narcotic and dangerous drugs identification
C. Drug laws, Federal, State
D. Investigative Techniques
    1. Interviews
    2. Interrogation
E. Search Warrants
    1. Case Laws
    2. Search and Seizure
F. Vice control
    1. Gambling
    2. Prostitution

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Week    Assignment
1    Introduction
2    Narcotics Law
3    Opiates
4    Cocaine
5    Hallucinogens
6    Amphetamines & Barbiturates and Alcohol
7    Mid-Term Exam
8    Search & Seizure Law
9    Book Reports
10    Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
11    Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
12    Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
13    Search & Seizure Law; Book Reports
14    Prostitution
15    Gambling
16    Final Exam

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion/Audio Visual
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Reading/Writing/Oral Presentation

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Mid-Terms Exam, Final Exam, Oral Presentation

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.