ERIC Number: ED159546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Drugs and Crime: The Relationship of Drug Use and Concomitant Criminal Behavior. Research Issues 17.
Austin, Gregory A., Ed.; Lettieri, Dan J., Ed.
This volume of abstracts of major research and theoretical studies dealing with the relationship between drug use, criminal behavior and the law is concerned with criminal acts other than the possession of, or trafficking in, illicit drugs. Included are 107 selected studies categorized into seven major topic areas: Reviews and Theories, Drug Use and Criminal Behavior, Addiction and Criminal Behavior, Drugs and Delinquency, Crime and Female Drug Use, The Impact of Treatment Modalities and The Economics of Drugs and Crime. Some critical issues explored by the studies are raised in the following questions: (1) What kinds of crimes are committed by what types of drug users? (2) Is crime a necessary corollary to drug use? (3) What impact have changes in drug laws had on criminal behavior? Each abstract includes methodology, results and conclusions. Materials were identified through a comprehensive literature search of major clearinghouses, data bases, library collections and special bibliographies. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Crime, Delinquency, Drug Abuse, Drug Therapy, Drug Use, Females, Law Enforcement, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Documentation Associates, Los Angeles, CA.