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NCJ Number: 40852 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE OFFENDER (FROM ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE SYSTEM - AN INTRODUCTION, 1977, BY DONALD SHANAHAN - SEE NCJ-40835)
Author(s): G B ADAMS
Corporate Author: Holbrook Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Holbrook Press
Boston, MA 02110
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE PRESENTS AN OVERVIEW OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN THE U.S., WITH A FOCUS ON DRUG ABUSE.
Abstract: THE INCIDENCE DATA DRAWN FROM SECONDARY AND COLLEGE STUDENT SURVEYS DEMONSTRATE A SUBSTANTIAL, SIGNIFICANT, AND RAPID INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRIED VARIOUS TYPES OF DRUGS AT LEAST ONCE. THESE FIGURES, HOWEVER, TELL NOTHING ABOUT THE PREVALENCE OR PATTERNS OF DRUG USE IN THESE STUDENT POPULATIONS; THEY PROVIDE NO INDICATION OF THE PROPORTION OF USERS WHO TERMINATE USE AFTER ONE OR A FEW EXPERIMENTAL TRIALS, NOR THE RELATIVE PROPORTION OF EITHER THE TOTAL STUDENT BODY OR THE USERS WHO GO BEYOND THEIR INITIAL EXPERIENCES AND ADOPT PATTERNS OF MORE PROLONGED, FREQUENT, OR INTENSIVE DRUG USE.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT)....BDS
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Drug abuse; Drug abuse causes; Drug information; Juvenile delinquency factors; Students
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