TITLE

How much crime is drug or alcohol related? Self-reported attributions of police detainees

AUTHOR(S)
Payne, Jason; Gaffney, Antonette
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Trends & Issues in Crime & Criminal Justice;May2012, Issue 439, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the crime related to drug abuse in Australia. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program (DUMA), 66 percent of the police detainees showed positive test to at least on drug, in which 77 percent were female. It also focuses on developing the relationship between the use of drugs or alcohol and crime in the detainees. According to the report of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation, between 42 to 44 percent of police-recorded assaults in Western Australia and New South Wales were alcohol related and 34 percent of violent offences are attributed to alcohol.
ACCESSION #
76152678

 

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