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NCJ Number: 163254 Find in a Library
Title: Prediction of Recidivism for Narcotic Addicts
Author(s): J D Burkhead
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 231
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
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P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This doctoral dissertation, submitted to the University of Kentucky, seeks to present a theory to explain recidivism and to use it as a guideline for an empirical study of relapse among narcotic addicts.
Abstract: The paper is divided into seven chapters: (1) An Extension of Social Control Theory to Explain Recidivism, including discussion of the relation between personal and social controls, and recidivism and labeling theory; (2) Methodology, including limitations; (3) Involvement in the Drug Subculture and Recidivism, male/female and White/Black involvement; (4) Commitment to the Use of Drugs and Recidivism, male/female and White/Black commitment; (5) Attachment to Other Addicts and Recidivism; (6) Implications for Treatment, including theoretical considerations and techniques of treatment neutralization; and (7) Summary and Conclusions. Findings of the study indicate that involvement in a drug culture, commitment to continued narcotics use, and attachment to fellow addicts are factors that promote relapse to narcotics following treatment. Footnotes, tables, appendixes, bibliography
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Behavior; Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Crime causes theory; Drug abuse; Labeling theory; Psychological research; Recidivism; Social control theory
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