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Monica JonesFollow

Location

Schewel 215

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 11:15 AM

Abstract

Drug addiction is highly correlated with crime and can strengthen preexisting criminal behavior. Empirical studies have shown that those who suffer from drug dependencies are more likely to commit crimes. Property crime, operationalized as drug arrests, is significant due to the magnitude the impact has on victims. This research will utilize a retrospective research design with data collected from the United States Census Bureau as well as the 2016 Crime in Virginia report. Results of this research have the potential to identify characteristics of county demographics as related to drugs.

Faculty Mentor

McCabe, K.

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Apr 4th, 11:15 AM

The Demographics of Virginia's Counties in Relation to Drug Arrests

Schewel 215

Drug addiction is highly correlated with crime and can strengthen preexisting criminal behavior. Empirical studies have shown that those who suffer from drug dependencies are more likely to commit crimes. Property crime, operationalized as drug arrests, is significant due to the magnitude the impact has on victims. This research will utilize a retrospective research design with data collected from the United States Census Bureau as well as the 2016 Crime in Virginia report. Results of this research have the potential to identify characteristics of county demographics as related to drugs.