Tag Archives: Crime

Study Challenges Claims That Medical Marijuana Leads to Higher Crime Rates

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have found no increase in crime in states that legalized medical marijuana. They analyzed rates of murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and auto theft. …

Mapping Location of Alcohol Outlets, Drug Activity and Crime Could Aid Prevention

Mapping the location of alcohol outlets, drug activity and violent crimes could help police prevent violence, a new study suggests. …

San Francisco Police Department Cutting Back on Enforcing Drug Crimes

The San Francisco Police Department is reducing enforcement of drug crimes, according to The Wall Street Journal. The decrease in drug arrests reflects a shift to focusing on violent crime, as well as budget cuts, the department says. …

Study Finds No Link Between Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Increased Crime

Neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries are no more likely than other areas to have crime, according to a new study conducted in Sacramento, California. …

U.S. Looks to Other Nations for Addiction Treatment Ideas: Kerlikowske

The United States is looking to other nations for ideas on how to treat addiction as a disease, the U.S. Director of National Drug Control Policy said Tuesday. …

News of Alcohol-Fueled Crimes May Prompt Support of Liquor Legislation

News coverage of violent crimes and fatal accidents linked to alcohol use may increase public support of stricter alcohol-control laws, HealthDay reports. …

Massachusetts Vacation Spot Plagued by Drug-Fueled Break-Ins

Cape Cod, a favorite Massachusetts vacation destination, is experiencing a rash of property crimes fueled by drug abuse. …

Commentary: Opioid Addiction Treatment and the Criminal Justice System

Frank Vocci, PhD, President of Friends Research Institute, discusses the importance of treating drug-dependent prisoners in the criminal justice system, current barriers to treatment, and what changes are needed in the United States in order for these prisoners to receive the treatment they need. …

The Prescription Drug Epidemic: A Federal Judge’s Perspective

It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this that we have a prescription drug problem in the United States. As I see it, however, we are not devoting our attention to the real root of the problem. …

Most States Have Axed Mental Health Funds, Report Finds

Two out of three states have made deep cuts in general fund spending on mental health care in the past two years, Reuters reported March 9. According to a report released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), two-thirds …