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Cops in the Making: Substance Use Patterns and Traits of Youth Who Enter the Criminal Justice field


Abstract Officials employed in the criminal justice system have a duty to serve, protect, and uphold the law. Nevertheless, previous research has found problematic drinking and illegal substance use exists among criminal justice system employees. Criminal justice employees may be more likely to use substances due to strains or due to increased access to drug. On the other hand, self-selection and screening processes may result in a pool of employees who fewer substances than the general population. Using waves 1 through 17 of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, the current research examines substance use patterns of criminal justice system employees, assessing how their rate of substance use compares to a nationally representative sample... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Robin, Angela Evelina (Author) / Sweeten, Gary (Advisor) / Scott, Michael (Committee member) / Decker, Scott (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Criminal Justice / Substance use
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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