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Substance Abuse and Criminal Specialization in an Arrestee Sample  

Author:  Angela Hegamin.; David  Farabee, PhD.; Ake  Tzu-Hui Lu.; Douglas  Longshore.

Source: Volume 04, Number 01, January/February 2004 , pp.01-06(6)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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The purpose of the present study is to determine whether the drug crime relationship observed by Farabee and colleagues (2001), where particular types of drug users tend to commit specific crimes, could be observed in an arrestee sample from the California Drug Use Forecasting (CALDUF) study. In addition, the present study seeks to strengthen Farabee and colleagues’ methodology by employing “no dependence” as a reference group for all multivariate models. Hence, the current study samples a non-treatment arrestee population to determine the extent to which the findings of the earlier study apply to an adult arrestee sample.

Keywords: drug crime

Affiliations:  1: UCLA; 2: UCLA; 3: UCLA; 4: UCLA.

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