To date, there are no studies that firmly link the use of marijuana to criminal behavior. Marijuana use is actually linked to a decrease in physical activity.
Four major drug categories exist: hallucinogens, stimulants, opiate narcotics, and sedative-hypnotics.
Describe which category or categories of drugs have been linked to an increase in criminal behavior and violence?
Of all the substances (drugs and alcohol) listed below:
? Opiates ? Cocaine ? Marijuana ? Synthetic Narcotics ? Dangerous Non-Narcotics ? Amphetamines ? Benzodiazepines ? Methadone ? Mixing drugs randomly together or with alcohol
Which substance(s) do YOU feel is most closely connected to crime? Why do you think this is?
Use at least one scholarly resource to support your comments.
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Research has been conducted to identify the relationship between alcohol and violence. Studies have revealed that up to 86 percent of homicide offenders had been drinking or under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offense.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has also found that alcohol, more than any other drug, has been linked to violent aggression.
Research 2 other journal articles briefly, and answer the following question:
Can alcohol make a normally non-violent person act violently?
Use at least two scholarly resource to support your comments.