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NCJ Number: 155029 Find in a Library
Title: Relationship Between Drug Use and Crime Among Adolescents (From Drug Use and Crime: Report of the Panel on Drug Use and Criminal Behavior, P 297-321, 1976)
Author(s): D S Elliott; A R Ageton
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Sale Source: RTI International
P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document reviews the empirical evidence relative to the relationship between drug use and crime among youth between the ages of 10 and 17 years.
Abstract: The three postulated causal relationships that have been suggested in the literature hold that drug use leads to crime, crime leads to drug use, and drug use and crime are both manifestations of a general orientation toward deviance or delinquency. This review focuses on studies of officially defined drug users and delinquents and studies involving normal youth populations. Issues that remain problematic and should have high priority for future research include drug use and delinquent behavior, delinquency preceding drug use, delinquency level after onset of drug use, causal models of drug use and delinquency, and drug use-delinquency relationships for specific drugs. 30 references
Main Term(s): Drug Related Crime
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile drug use
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