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The relationship between drugs and crime differs by age.

Leal, Wanda and Mier, Carrie (2015) The relationship between drugs and crime differs by age. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (09 Dec 2015). Website.

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The ‘age-crime curve’ suggests that people are more likely to commit crimes in their late teens, and that this declines as they reach their early 20s. But does this apply to all crimes? In new research, Wanda Leal and Carrie Mier find that while there are higher rates of some crimes among juveniles over the adult population, young people and adults’ drug use differs. They write that there are differences between drug use and crime based on age and that different drugs seem to matter for different types of crime within a certain age group.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 13:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:06

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