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Title: Research Note: Drug Use in San Diego Arrestees
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:5  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1989)  Pages:61-72
Author(s): S Pennell; C Curtis
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) program, used in San Diego jail facilities and sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, tracks drug use among inmates through voluntary urine testing and a drug history interview.
Abstract: Policymakers use DUF results to plan law enforcement and treatment resource allocations, and intervention strategies. In June 1987, 66 percent of the male subjects tested positive, increasing to 75 percent within three months. Female arrestees were more likely to test positive and to admit intravenous use of illegal drugs. The program confirmed the association between drug use and crime, long suspected by law enforcement agencies. 1 figure, 6 tables, 2 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug testing
Index Term(s): California; Crime prediction; Drug Related Crime
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