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NCJ Number: 142787 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG DRUG USE, EMOTIONAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS, AND CRIME AMONG YOUTHS ENTERING A JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER
Journal: International Journal of the Addictions  Volume:25  Issue:11  Dated:(1990)  Pages:1301-1340
Author(s): R Dembo; L Williams; E D Wish; E Berry; A Getreu; M Washburn; J Schmeidler
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 86-IJ-CX-0050
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Urine testing and confidential interviews were used to gather information from 399 youths entering a juvenile detention center in a Florida city in a study of their drug abuse, delinquency, and emotional and psychological problems.
Abstract: The data came from an ongoing, prospective study of juvenile detainees in the city. The initial data collection took place between December 1986 and April 1987. Followups were made at 6, 12, and 18 months using official records, further interviews, and urinalysis. Results revealed that recent users of marijuana/hashish and cocaine had higher rates of referral to juvenile court for property and drug law offenses than did nonusers. Results suggest that interviewing and urine testing of youthful detainees for drug use at the point of entry into secure detention is a promising method for screening youths with histories of delinquent behavior. Tables and 64 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Juvenile psychological evaluation
Index Term(s): Florida; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile offenders; Mental disorders
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