Trends in criminal activity and drug use over an addiction career.

@article{Hanlon1990TrendsIC,
  title={Trends in criminal activity and drug use over an addiction career.},
  author={Thomas E. Hanlon and D N Nurco and Timothy W. Kinlock and Karen Rose Duszynski},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 3-4},
  pages={223-38}
}
The present study, involving 132 narcotic addicts with multiple periods of addiction, examines trends in criminal activity and drug use over successive periods of addiction and successive periods of nonaddiction during an average 15-year addiction career. Significant decreases over successive addiction periods were found for four (of five) categories of crime: theft, violence, drug distribution, and "other" crime (primarily gambling). These results appear to be accounted for by a… CONTINUE READING

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