Crime indicators for alcohol and drug abuse

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between crimes that are specifically alcohol- or drug-related and those that are not, using principal components analysis (PCA) to develop indicators of alcohol or drug abuse. The grouping of the crimes into alcohol and drug factors was generally consistent with the literature on crimes perpetrated by alcohol and drug abusers, and was similar for males and females. The only gender differences were that aggravated assault loaded highly on the alcohol factor only for males, and liquor law violations loaded highly only for females. In general, the results indicate that the PCA is a useful tool for developing crime indicators for alcohol and drug abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-305
Number of pages23
JournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
Volume25
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

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Crime
drug abuse
Alcoholism
Substance-Related Disorders
alcohol
Alcohols
offense
Principal Component Analysis
drug
Drug Users
Pharmaceutical Preparations
assault
grouping
gender-specific factors
Law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Crime indicators for alcohol and drug abuse. / Chong, Jenny W.

In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 25, No. 3, 1998, p. 283-305.

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