The incapacitation of criminal opiate users

David F. Greenberg, Nancy J. Larkin

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    Data on daily self-reported criminality for 201 adult opiate users in Harlem were used to ascertain the predictability of high levels of criminal law violation. Estimates of regression parameters for criminality were used to determine the efficiency and false-positive ratios that would be obtained were a policy of selective incapacitation based on these predictions to be adopted for this or similar populations of illegal drug users.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)205-228
    Number of pages24
    JournalCrime and Delinquency
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    • Law


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