Does the use of illicit drugs specifically class a drugs influence the crime rate?

O'Hagan, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5361-8320 and Gillett, M., 2020. Does the use of illicit drugs specifically class a drugs influence the crime rate? Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal, 8 (3), pp. 104-112. ISSN 2469-2794

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Class A drugs are very potent substances with lethal side effects; they are considered the most dangerous of illicit drugs. The crime rate over the past decade has shown a rise and fall in the quantity of crimes committed due to drugs. Illegal drug traffickers, smuggling heroin, cocaine and other substances into the UK, Europe and U.S; are enticing more younger adolescents to join the craze. These traffickers conceal and manipulate their way into countries such as the UK where demand is always expanding. This paper will explore whether or not drugs, specifically Class A have an effect on the crime rate. In this paper, results are shown to indicate a minor positive correlation between the relationship of drugs and the crime rate; there is still a large proportion of uncertainty on the title at present. This review provides an outline of the typical users of drugs, how cocaine and heroin is trafficked into Europe and data concerning the link between drugs and the ever-rising crime rate.
Keywords: crime rate, cocaine, heroin, legislation, class a, economic compulsive, psychopharmacological, systemic, drug law

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal
Creators: O'Hagan, A. and Gillett, M.
Publisher: MedCrave
Date: 26 May 2020
Volume: 8
Number: 3
ISSN: 2469-2794
Rights: ©2020 O’Hagan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and build upon your work non-commercially.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Jul 2020 11:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 11:31
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