Female Drug Use and Crime Rates in the United States

Carolyn Dennis, Mount Olive College
Audra Kallimanis, Mount Olive College

This presentation examines the relationship between the increasing number of female offenders and their drug use. An explanation of the increase in female offenders is the sale and use of drugs. Probable reasons of this relationship correlate with Merton's Strain Theory and female offender's inability to adapt to the expectations of society.

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Updated 05/20/2006