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ERIC Number: EJ841903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Criminal Violence and Drug Use: An Exploratory Study among Substance Abusers in Residential Treatment
Workowski, Eric J.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v37 n3-4 p109-121 2003
This study examined the relationship between criminal violence and type of substance abuse among 184 current and former residents of an inpatient non-hospital drug and alcohol treatment facility. The criminal justice system functioned as the source of referral into the program for 89% of the subjects studied while only 11% came to treatment voluntarily. Neither multiple regression, stepwise regression, nor factor analysis found criminal violence to be predicted by substance abuse, drug dealing activity, or a collection of demographic variables often theoretically linked to violence (i.e., youthfulness, having an early onset of criminal activity, and being male, minority, unmarried, and dually diagnosed). Alternatively, a significant link between poly-drug use and poly-criminality allude to shared underlying causal mechanisms for both substance abuse and violence. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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