The causal connection:
more than coincidence?
|•||'age-of-onset' studies that investigate whether drug use preceded crime or crime preceded drug use in time;|
|•||'changes-over-time' studies that investigate the relationship between changes in involvement in drug use on crime and changes in involvement in crime on drug use; and|
|•||'qualitative' studies that investigate the causal connection by asking drug users and offenders their views on whether the two are connected.|
The results presented below draw on our own systematic review of the literature on the causal connection between drug use and crime (Holloway and Bennett in prep.).