Learning Objectives

As a result of reading this chapter, you will be able to:

1.  Delineate the types of terrorism, including the cybercrime threat posed by China and bioterrorism, and some law enforcement and legislative approaches enacted for combating these threats

2.  Identify major issues facing the criminal justice system relating to handling the mentally ill, to include current programs and proposals to address those challenges

3.  Explain the movement to legalize marijuana as part of the broader, changing policy of the war on drugs and sentencing, and some of the legal, political, and technical questions involved

4.  Comprehend the problem that now constitutes a national epidemic: the abuse of prescription painkillers