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NCJ Number: 30944 Find in a Library
Title: DRUG ADDICTS - VARIOUS ASPECTS OF A CRIMINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION - WEST GERMANY
Journal: KRIMINALISTIK  Volume:29  Issue:11  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:494-498
Author(s): B THATE
Corporate Author: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Kriminalistik Verlag Gmbh
6900 Heidelburg 1, Germany
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS, DRUG ADDICTS DO NOT HAVE INNATE CRIMINAL TENDENCIES, BUT RATHER WERE ORIGINALLY BLAMELESS PEOPLE WHOSE ADDICTION RESULTED IN A WEAKENING OF THE WILL AND LOSS OF INHIBITIONS.
Abstract: STATISTICS ARE PRESENTED RESULTING FROM A STUDY OF DRUG RELATED CRIMES COMMITTED BY WEST GERMAN ADDICTS (BREAKING INTO PHARMACIES, FORGING OR FALSIFYING PRESCRIPTIONS). THE STATISTICS COVER FAMILY SITUATION, EDUCATION, SOCIAL SITUATION, CRIMINAL RECORD, AGE AT WHICH DRUGS WERE FIRST USED AND TYPE OF DRUG FIRST USED, AND SUCH INDIVIDUAL PHENOMEA AS MENTAL RETARDATION AND PSYCHOSES OR SUSPECTED PSYCHOSES. IT WAS FOUND THAT CONTACT WITH HIPPIE GROUPS WAS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES OF THE CRIMINAL DEGENERATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP UNDER STUDY. --IN GERMAN
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug abuse causes; Drug dependence; Drug offenders; Drug Related Crime; Germany; Statistics; Studies
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