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NCJ Number: 36446 Find in a Library
Title: DRUG USE AND 'HUSTLING' - A STUDY OF THEIR INTERRELATIONSHIPS
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:14  Issue:2  Dated:(AUGUST 1976)  Pages:155-176
Author(s): R B SMITH; R C STEPHENS
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER ADDRESSES THE DYNAMIC INTERACTION OF HUSTLING AND DRUG USE DURING ONE MONTH IN THE CAREERS OF 30 INSTITUTIONALIZED ADDICTS WITH FAIRLY RECENT STREET EXPERIENCE AT THE TIME OF THIS STUDY, 6/73 TO 12/73.
Abstract: DURING THE STUDY PERIOD, INTERVIEWS WERE TAPE RECORDED WITH A SAMPLE OF ADDICTS ADMITTED EACH WEEK TO THE DETOXIFICATION AND SCREENING UNIT OF ONE OF THE FACILITIES OF THE NEW YORK STATE DRUG ABUSE CONTROL COMMISSION. THE INTERVIEWER FOCUSED ON HOW MUCH AND WHAT KINDS OF NARCOTIC USE, IF ANY, FOLLOWED VARIOUS SIZES OF INCOME-PRODUCING HUSTLING 'SCORES', AND THE CONTINGENCIES WHICH SHAPE THESE SEQUENCES. TWENTY-EIGHT DIFFERENT TYPES OF EMPIRICALLY DERIVED PATTERNS WERE OBTAINED FOR THE 22 ADDICTED SUBJECTS. AMONG THESE, THREE MAJOR PATTERNS (DETERMINED BY THE FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCE) EMERGED: AVERAGE-SCORE-AVERAGE DRUG USE-AVERAGE ACTIVITY; HIGH SCORE-HIGH DRUG USE-LOW OR NO ACTIVITY; LOW SCORE-LOW TO AVERAGE DRUG USE-AVERAGE ACTIVITY. A NUMBER OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE HUSTLING-DRUG USE RELATIONSHIPS WERE ALSO IDENTIFIED. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Drug abuse; Drug abuse causes; Drug dependence; Drug Related Crime; Drug use; Heroin; Opioids
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