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Ibrahim kargboDR. Taj HashmiCRJ 344010 June 2018Week 7:“Drugs, Crime, and Crime PreventionThere is a close relationship between drug abuse and crime. Drug abusers commit crimesto pay for their drugs and this inflicts damages to the society. Also, many criminals are under theinfluence of drugs while committing crimes.First, the immediate effect of drugs on the mind andbody may create mental or physical states that somehow facilitate aggression or theft. Second,drugs are connected to crime when a drug user has a pressing need to consume them but lacksthe necessary funds to do so; such situations may lead to predatory crimes, including burglary,robbery, or theft, among others. A third way in which drugs and crime are related is that somepsychoactive substances are illegal to use, trade buy or sell or grow/manufacture. When drugsare illegal, illicit market participants are unlikely to report being victimized to the police, whichmeans that predators are more likely to prey on them; in turn, there may be retaliation when thishappens. In short, drugs can be related to crime if they cause a mental or physical state