Crime and expenditure amongst polydrug misusers seeking treatment : the connection between prescribed methadone and crack use, and criminal involvement

BEST, David, SIDWELL, C., GOSSOP, M., HARRIS, J. and STRANG, J. (2001). Crime and expenditure amongst polydrug misusers seeking treatment : the connection between prescribed methadone and crack use, and criminal involvement. British Journal of Criminology, 41 (1), 119-126.

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    Abstract

    The study investigates patterns of criminal activity and drug use in a cohort of 100 new entrants to a drug treatment service in south London. While 78 subjects reported heroin use in the month prior to treatment and 52 reported crack cocaine use, only 56 reported involvement in acquisitive crime in this period. Forms of crime most commonly engaged in were shoplifting, receiving stolen goods and theft. The patterns of criminal involvement varied as a function of the extent and profile of drug activity in the preceding month with crack users reporting the highest levels of drug expenditure and the most crime. There was no clear relationship between current methadone prescribing (or methadone dose) and levels of criminal involvement.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Law and Criminology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/41.1.119
    Page Range: 119-126
    Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 11:28
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9230

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