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Race, Self-Control, and Drug Problems among Jail Inmates
Spencer D. Li
2005-10-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES
ISSN0022-0426
Volume35Issue:4Pages:645-663
Abstract

The main objectives of this study are to test racial differences in self-control and race-specific effects of self-control on drug-related problems. On the basis of prior research, it is hypothesized that both self-control and its effect on drug-related behavioral problems vary by race. Data collected from White, Black, and Hispanic inmates incarcerated in five local jails in the greater Philadelphia area were used to test these hypotheses. The results indicate significant racial differences in levels of self-control. However, the impact of self-control on drug problems did not differ significantly among the three racial groups. Overall, the findings support the argument of the general theory of crime that self-control maintains a constant and positive effect on deviant and criminal behavior across racial groups.

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177/002204260503500401
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaSubstance Abuse
WOS SubjectSubstance Abuse
WOS IDWOS:000234225300001
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
AffiliationSenior study director at Westat in Rockville, Maryland
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Spencer D. Li. Race, Self-Control, and Drug Problems among Jail Inmates[J]. JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES,2005,35(4):645-663.
APA Spencer D. Li.(2005).Race, Self-Control, and Drug Problems among Jail Inmates.JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES,35(4),645-663.
MLA Spencer D. Li."Race, Self-Control, and Drug Problems among Jail Inmates".JOURNAL OF DRUG ISSUES 35.4(2005):645-663.
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