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NCJ Number: 34446 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL HISTORIES OF MALE NON-MEDICAL OPIATE USERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Journal: BULLETIN ON NARCOTICS  Volume:27  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:41-48
Author(s): J MOTT
Corporate Author: United Nations Publications
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CRIMINAL HISTORIES OF THREE GROUPS OF NON-MEDICAL OPIATE USERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM SHOWED A DECREASING NUMBER OF CONVICTIONS FOR THEFT OFFENSES AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF CONVICTIONS FOR DRUG OFFENSES.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE PATTERN OF CRIMINALITY OF MALE NON-MEDICAL OPIATE USERS IS CLOSELY RELATED BOTH TO THE NATURE OF THE NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL LEGISLATION (THE UNITED KINGDOM SUPPLIES HEROIN TO REGISTERED USERS, WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS) AND TO THE INDIVIDUAL CRIMINAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE USERS.
Index Term(s): Criminal histories; Drug laws; Drug use; Heroin; United Kingdom (UK)
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