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ARTICLE: Drug spend & acquisitive offending by substance misusers

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

Drug using offenders can be distinguished from drug using non-offenders by problematic crack cocaine use, younger age, income-related factors, and indicators of a chaotic life style and complex needs.

 

Behavioural and demographic factors were associated more strongly with acquisitive crime than drug use expenditure, suggesting that the need to finance drug use is not necessarily the main factor driving acquisitive offending by drug users.

 

[NOTE: No simple causal relationship between drugs and crime – behaviour and demographic more strongly linked]

See on www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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