POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DRUG USE AND CRIME
Steven P. Lab, Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices and Evaluations, Anderson Publishing Co., Cincinnati, 1992
The idea of a connection between drug use and crime receives a great deal of attention by the public and in the literature. A simple inspection of the data presented above reveals a strong correlation between the variables. The best example of this is in the DUF data. Situations in which most of the offenders test positive for drug use provide many individuals with a strong basis for claiming a causal relationship.