Health Associations of Drug-Involved and Criminal-Justice-Involved Adults in the United States

Michael G. Vaughn, Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Matt Delisi, Alex R. Piquero

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Abstract

A burgeoning criminological literature has identified important intersections between public health, crime, and antisocial behavior. This study is based on public-use data collected between 2006 and 2010 as part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and an analytical sample of men (N = 84,054) and women (N = 95,308) between the ages of 18 and 64. Latent class analysis (LCA) identified three classes: a large normative group, a small drug-involved group, and a criminal-justice-involved group. Chronic health conditions that are more closely associated with longer term medical problems and perhaps cumulative stress such as heart disease and diabetes are not linked to criminal-justice-system-involved or drug-involved offenders. Medical problems that are more closely related to an antisocial lifestyle such as sexually transmitted diseases, pancreatitis, and hepatitis were found to be more prevalent among antisocial subgroups in this sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-336
Number of pages19
JournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 1

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Criminal Law
justice
drug
Health
health
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Group
sexually transmitted disease
Crime
heart disease
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Pancreatitis
Hepatitis
chronic illness
contagious disease
drug use
Life Style
offender
Heart Diseases
Public Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Law

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Vaughn, Michael G. ; Salas-Wright, Christopher P. ; Delisi, Matt ; Piquero, Alex R. / Health Associations of Drug-Involved and Criminal-Justice-Involved Adults in the United States. In: Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2014 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 318-336.
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