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NCJ Number: 34343 Find in a Library
Title: PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD LEGAL SANCTIONS FOR DRUG AND ABORTION OFFENCES (FROM DEVIANCE - ACTION, REACTION, INTERACTION - STUDIES IN POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE DEVIANCE, 1975 BY FRANK R SCARPITTI AND PAUL T MCFARLANE)
Author(s): C L BOYDELL; C F GRINDSTAFF
Corporate Author: Addison-Wesley Publishing
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Addison-Wesley Publishing
Boston, MA 02116
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS OF A POLL OF 450 RESIDENTS OF ONTARIO, CANADA, TO DETERMINE ATTITUDES TOWARD SANCTIONS AND TO DETERMINE IF ATTITUDINAL VARIATIONS EXIST BETWEEN DIFFERENT SUB-CATEGORIES OF SOCIETY.
Abstract: THE MAJORITY OF RESPONDENTS FAVORED NO IMPRISONMENT FOR MARIJUANA OR HARD DRUG USE, BUT IMPRISONMENT FOR SALE OF EITHER CLASS OF DRUG WAS FAVORED. PRISON TERMS WERE DISAPPROVED FOR MEDICAL DOCTORS WHO PERFORM ILLEGAL ABORTIONS, BUT WERE ENCOURAGED FOR NON-PHYSICIANS. ANALYSIS OF THE DATA INDICATED THAT AGE, EDUCATION, INCOME, AND RELIGION WERE SIGNIFICANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ATTITUDE TOWARD LEGAL SANCTIONS FOR THESE OFFENSES.
Index Term(s): Criminal abortion; Data analysis; Drug law offenses; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Surveys
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