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Drug & Alcohol Crime & Offenses Programs at a Glance
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Drug & Alcohol Crime & Offenses Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

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

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 2017 Annual Report, OJJDP, May 2019
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Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court in 2017, OJJDP-Sponsored, May 2019
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Opioid Crisis: NIJ Resources for First Responders, NIJ, May 2019
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Identifying New Illicit Drugs and Sounding the Alarm in Real Time, NIJ, April 2019
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2016, OJJDP, March 2019
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Where can I find information pertaining to U.S. efforts to combat drugs internationally?
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