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2013

Sociology

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Criminal behavior -- Longitudinal studies

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A New Low In Getting High: Illegal Drug Use And Crime, Erica Jean Ferrelli Aug 2013

A New Low In Getting High: Illegal Drug Use And Crime, Erica Jean Ferrelli

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The current research analyzed the relationship between methamphetamine use, cocaine use and marijuana use within the last 12 months and crime committed within the last 12 months. Crime is defined as drug sales, property and violent crime. The research design is a quantitative approach which uses secondary data analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health (Add Health) to provide evidence toward the research question; does illegal drug use increase the risk of committing a crime?The public access, 2008 Wave III data results of this nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7 through 12 in the US ...