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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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Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs: Policy Change, Law Enforcement Activity, and Diversion Tactics, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2017
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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts, OJJDP-Sponsored, February 2017
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Examining Police Officer Crime, NIJ, February 2017
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Bath Salt-type Aminoketone Designer Drugs - Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Substituted Cathinones, NIJ-Sponsored, 2016
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Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts, OJJDP-Sponsored, November 2016
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