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NCJ Number: 113733 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Amongst Heroin, Alcohol and Cannabis Users
Journal: Medicine and Law  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:(1988)  Pages:185-193
Author(s): R Hammersley; V Morrison
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 9
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In this comparative study of heroin users, alcohol drinkers, and cannabis users, all three groups reported that increased drug use resulted in increased criminal activity.
Abstract: Severity of sentencing for crimes was related to the self-reported crime rate, rather than to the extent or type of drug use. The study suggests that crime prevention should focus on the criminals rather than on particular type of drug use. 32 references. Tabular data. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug Related Crime
Index Term(s): Alcohol-Related Offenses; Drug abuse; Heroin; Marijuana
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