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NCJ Number: 83082 Find in a Library
Title: Women, Crime and Drugs
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(Spring 1982)  Pages:167-183
Author(s): I J Silverman
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 17
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper is directed towards an examination of the relationship between substance abuse among women and related patterns of crime.
Abstract: Women are still primarily property offenders and juvenile offenders are still predominantly taken into custody for larceny/theft and running away from home. In contrast to males, female addicts are likely to be younger, white, and less dependent on illegal activities for income. Their choice of criminal activities is consistent with their skills and opportunities which explains their involvement in prostitution, larceny/theft, and drug sales. Estimates of the extent of female addict participation in prostitution as well as other offenses varies extensively because of the failure to clarify whether these figures refer to exclusive, primary, or secondary participation. Two typologies are examined to help clarify this question. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Drug abuse; Drug Related Crime; Female offenders
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