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NCJ Number: 120742 Find in a Library
Title: Cocaine Use: Arrestees in Washington, D.C.
Author(s): J A O'Neil; E D Wish
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Drug Use Forecasting program (DUF) provides the country with the first objective measure of recent drug use in deviant segment of the population.
Abstract: Drug use in arrestees is more than 10 times higher than is reported in household or senior high school surveys. In 1986, the National Institute of Justice began the Drug Use Forecasting program in New York City. The DUF is designed to provide each city with information for detecting changes in drug use trends of arrestees. With DUF data, research is possible into the prevalence of drug use among criminal justice populations, cyclical trends in drug use, the age of onset and progression of drug use, the relationship of drug use to crime type, the validity of arrestees' self-reports and the AIDS risk behaviors in arrestees. The program can be used to measure impact of local drug use reduction efforts and plan the allocation of law enforcement treatment/prevention resources. This report includes the results from 16 cities; 22 cities have joined the program, and information from them will be available in future reports. 4 tables, 5 figures.
Main Term(s): Drug testing
Index Term(s): Cocaine; District of Columbia; Drug use
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