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Ppt0000187 - apprehend muddle-headed substance abusers than...

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE Summer B 2011
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WHAT CAUSES SUBSTANCE ABUSE Although there are many different views on the  causes of drug use, most can be characterized as  seeing the onset of an addictive career as being  either an environmental or a personal matter: 1. Subcultural view  2. Psychological view  3. Genetic factors 4. Social learning 5. Problem behavior syndrome (PBS) 6. Rational Choice
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DRUGS AND CRIME One of the main reasons for the criminalization  of particular substances is the assumed  association between drug abuse and crime.  A number of sources indicate a strong  relationship between drug use and crime: 1. User surveys 2. Arrestee data 3. Prison inmate survey
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THE DRUG-CRIME CONNECTION It is of course possible that most criminal are not  actually drug users but that police are more likely to 
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Unformatted text preview: apprehend muddle-headed substance abusers than clear-thinking abstainers. Although the drug-crime connection is powerful, the true nature of the relationship is still uncertain because many users have had a history of criminal activity before the onset of their substance abuse. Considering the possible scenarios, it is impossible to make a definitive statement such as drugs cause crime. DRUG CONTROL STRATEGIES Substance abuse remains a major social problem in the US. A number of different drug control strategies have been tried with varying degrees of success: 1. Law Enforcement strategies 2. Education 3. Community 4. Treatment 5. Decriminalization or Legalization...
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