Juvenile Hallucinogen Use: What Do Multiple Theories Say About It?

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Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to examine hallucinogen use using multiple criminological theories. The study uses self-control theory, social learning theory, and problem behavior theory to understand hallucinogen use. Using over 2,000 nationally representative observations from the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey, the results show support for self-control theory, social learning theory, and problem behavior theory. We conclude that all three of these theories may be necessary to better understand this behavior.

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Vito AG, Schafer BP, Higgins GE, Marcum CD, Ricketts ML. Juvenile Hallucinogen Use: What do Multiple Theories Say about It? American Journal of Criminal Justice: The Journal of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. 2015;40(1):116-128. doi:10.1007/s12103-013-9233-3. Publisher version of record available at: https://www.springer.com/journal/12103
Language: English
Date: 2014
Self-control, Social learning theory, Problem behavior theory, Drug use, Hallucinogens

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