Cross-cultural analysis: drug control and legislation
Analyse, compare and contrast drug control legislation in The Netherlands with that used in Australia.
In your essay, you might consider the following:
• an overview of Australian drug legislation
• the relative ‘harshness’ of the legislation in the chosen country compared to Australia
• the impact of the drug control legislation on illicit drug use
• the effectiveness of the drug control legislation in the chosen country compared to Australia
This assessment will evaluate your progress against the following learning outcomes:
be able to explain and critique the social construction of ‘the drug problem’
be able to explain patterns of drug use and abuse across a variety of historical, cultural, national and international settings
be able to critically analyse the political, social and economic implications of contemporary Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) policy
be able to critically analyse political, criminal justice and medical responses to AOD use/abuse
be able to explain and analyse the assumptions and practices underlying a range of intervention strategies directed at AOD use/abuse
be able to articulate your understanding clearly and cogently.
1. A high quality, well planned essay. Answered essay question clearly and succinctly, in a concise, structured and focused manner.
2. Detailed and authoritative knowledge of topic with no inaccuracies
3. Essay uses numerous relevant resources to provide a range of perspectives. Sophisticated critical appraisal of literature identifying key points, strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives. Sophisticated use of theory where appropriate and essay is well supported by evidence where required.
4. Sophisticated, fluent writing style and language is used throughout the essay. Strong introduction and conclusion, consistently accurate grammar and spelling.
5. Consistently uses APA or other academic referencing style. In-text referencing and reference list are accurate with no errors
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