Religiosity and Desistance From Drug Use

  title={Religiosity and Desistance From Drug Use},
  author={Doris C. Chu},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={661 - 679}
  • Doris C. Chu
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Recent research acknowledges an inverse relationship between religiosity and crime (though some claim it is a modest one), but no desistance theories to date include religiosity in their model to help explain desistance from drug use. A better understanding of how religiosity is related to the initiation of and desistance from drug use can lead to more effective preventive and rehabilitative interventions. Data derived from Wave 5 to Wave 7 of the National Youth Survey are employed to test… CONTINUE READING
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