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Drug & Alcohol Crime & Offenses Programs at a Glance
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Total Number of Programs: 96

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Drug & Alcohol Crime & Offenses Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Total Number of Practices: 10

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Drugs & Substance Abuse

Drug & Alcohol Crime & Offenses

The relationship between drugs and alcohol and crime is complex. Most directly, it is a crime to buy, use, possess, manufacture, or distribute illegal drugs (such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana). The misuse of legal substances may also be connected to crime. For example, prescription drug abuse may be associated with a variety of crimes such as prescription forgery, illegal internet pharmacies, and drug theft. Similarly, alcohol, while legal for adults, may be used in a manner that constitutes a crime or status offense (i.e., while operating a vehicle or possession by a minor). Drugs and alcohol also impact crime indirectly via the effects they have on users’ behavior and by their association with violence and other illegal activity in connection with their manufacture, distribution, acquisition or consumption.

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OJP Publications

Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 2 - New Systems for Measuring Crime, BJS-Sponsored, 2018
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Monitoring Changes in the Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Market through Enhanced Identification of Emerging Drugs and their Metabolites in Biological Samples, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Characterization and Abuse of Electronic Cigarettes: The Efficacy of "Personal Vaporizers" as an Illicit Drug Delivery System, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018
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Just Science Podcast: Episode 51: Just Classifying Emerging Compounds, NIJ-Sponsored, July 2018
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Just Science Podcast: Episode 52: Just Opioid Financial Burden on Crime Labs, NIJ-Sponsored, July 2018
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Questions and Answers

Are funds currently available for student drug testing programs?
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Are grants available for drug-related law enforcement efforts?
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Where can I find resources on the criminal opportunity theory?
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