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NCJ Number: 155968 Find in a Library
Title: Integrating Mainstream and Subcultural Explanations of Drug Use Among Puerto Rican Youth (Drug Use Among Minority Youth: Advances in Research and Methodology, 1993, Mario R. De La Rosa, Juan-Luis Recio Adrados, eds.)
Author(s): O Rodriguez; J-L R Adrados; M R De La Rosa
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 24
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter of a larger work attempts to fill the gap of knowledge about the extent to which existing mainstream theories are applicable to minority, poor youth from inner-city areas, the population believed to be most at risk of engaging in delinquency and alcohol and other drug use.
Abstract: This chapter is based on the premise that conceptual models from mainstream and subcultural explanations of deviance should be integrated into extended models that distinguish between the universal and culturally specific aspects of theories. This strategic approach has been used in a series of analyses attempting to extend Elliott and Associates' Integrated Social Control (ISC) model to drug use and delinquency among Puerto Rican youth. This chapter summarizes these analyses and amplifies them by considering in greater depth how the theoretical assumptions and methodological approaches to the notion of accumulation may be integrated with mainstream approaches. Individual sub-sections examine: mainstream and subcultural explanations of drug use; application of the ISC model to Puerto Rican youth; and interrelationships between acculturation and ISC factors in explanation of Puerto Rican drug use and delinquency. Figures, tables, references
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Criminalistics; Data collections; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juveniles; Minority juvenile offenders; Puerto Ricans; Statistics
Note: DCC. NIDA Research Monograph 130
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