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NCJ Number: 134358 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs/Violence Nexus: A Tripartite Conceptual Framework
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Dated:(Fall 1985)  Pages:493-506
Author(s): P J Goldstein
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Information was gathered during the course of three separate empirical investigations in an effort to provide a conceptual framework for further empirical research as to the association between drugs and violence.
Abstract: Drugs and violence were found to be related in three possible ways: psychopharmacologically; economic compulsively; and systemically or in traditionally aggressive patterns of interaction within the system of drug distribution and use. These three different forms of drug related violence were found to be related to different types of substance use, different motivations of violent perpetrators, different types of victims, and differential influence by social context. Current methods of collecting national crime data fail to be responsive to the etiological role played by drug use and trafficking in creating violent crime. 49 references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse; Violence causes
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Drug Related Crime
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