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Crime Days Precursors Study: Baltimore, 1952-1976

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Nurco, David
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1985-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
addiction; arrests; controlled drugs; criminal histories; drug dependence; drug related crimes; drug treatment; drug use; education; income; job history; social history
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection focuses on 354 male narcotic addicts who were selected using a stratified random sample from a population of 6,149 known narcotic abusers arrested or identified by the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department between 1952 and 1976. Variables include respondent's use of controlled drugs, including marijuana, hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, codeine, heroin, methadone, cocaine, tranquilizers, and other narcotics. Also of interest is the respondent's past criminal activity including arrests, length of incarceration, educational attainment, employment history, personal income, mobility, and drug treatment, if any.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1952 / 1976
    Time period: 1952--1976
  • 1973-07 / 1978-01
    Collection date: 1973-07--1978-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Baltimore
  • Maryland
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Known narcotic abusers arrested or identified by the Baltimore, Maryland Police Department between 1952-1976.
Sampling
A total of 354 male narcotic addicts were selected from the universe using a stratified random sample based on race and year of police contact.
Collection Mode
  • The file consists of approximately 10 records per case followed by 1 to 14 on-period summary records, followed by 1 to 8 off-period summary records.

Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-0031).
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8222 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Nurco, David N.. A long-term program of research on drug use and crime. Substance Use and Misuse.33, (9), 1817-1837.1998.
  • Ball, John C., Corty, Eric, Erdlen, Diane L., Nurco, David N.. Major Patterns of Polydrug Abuse Among Heroin Addicts. 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence.. 1985.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102907NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Nurco, David N., Ball, John C., Shaffer, John W., Hanlon, Thomas E.. Criminality of Narcotic Addicts. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.173, (2), 94-102.1985.
    • ID: 10.1097/00005053-198502000-00006 (DOI)
  • Nurco, David N., Shaffer, John W., Ball, John C., Kinlock, Timothy W.. Trends in the Commission of Crime Among Narcotic Addicts Over Successive Periods of Addiction and Nonaddiction. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.10, (4), 482-489.1984.
    • ID: 10.3109/00952998409001486 (DOI)
  • Nurco, David N., Shaffer, John W., Cisin, Ira H.. An ecological analysis of the interrelationships among drug abuse and other indices of social pathology. International Journal of the Addictions.19, (4), 441-451.1984.
  • Ball, John C., Shaffer, John W., Nurco, David N.. The day-to-day criminality of heroin addicts in Baltimore: A study in the continuity of offence rates. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.12, (2), 119-142.1983.
    • ID: 10.1016/0376-8716(83)90037-6 (DOI)
  • Nurco, David N., Shaffer, John W., Ball, J.C., Kinlock, Timothy W.. Trends in the Commission of Crime Among Narcotic Addicts Over Successive Periods of Addiction and Nonaddiction. NCJ 102159, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1983.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102159NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Nurco, D.N., Cisin, H., Balter, M.B.. Addict careers I: A new typology. International Journal of the Addictions.16, (8), 1305-1325.1981.
  • Nurco, D.N., Cisin, I.H., Balter, M.B.. Addict careers II: The first ten years. International Journal of the Addictions.16, (8), 1327-1356.1981.
  • Nurco, D.N., Cisin, I.H., Balter, M.B.. Addict careers III: Trends across time. International Journal of the Addictions.16, (8), 1357-1372.1981.
  • Ball, J.C., Rosen, L., Friedman, E.G., Nurco, D.N.. The impact of heroin addiction upon criminality. Problems of Drug Dependence 1979: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting.Philadelphia, PA. 1979.
  • Nurco, David N., DuPont, Robert L.. A preliminary report on crime and addiction within a community-wide population of narcotic addicts. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.2, (2), 109-121.1977.
    • ID: 10.1016/0376-8716(77)90011-4 (DOI)
  • Nurco, David N., Bonito, Arthur J., Lerner, Monroe, Balter, Mitchell B.. Studying addicts over time: Methodology and preliminary findings. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.2, (2), 183-196.1975.
    • ID: 10.3109/00952997509002733 (DOI)
  • Nurco, David N., Farrell, Eugene V.. Narcotics Abusers and Poverty. Criminology.13, (3), 389-399.1975.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1975.tb00675.x (DOI)
  • Nurco, D., Cisin, I.H., Ball, J.C.. Use of Nonnarcotic Drugs by Narcotic Addicts. NCJ 102905, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102905NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Shaffer, John W., Nurco, David N., Ball, John C., Kinlock, Timothy W.. Patterns of Nonnarcotic Drug Use Among Male Narcotic Addicts. NCJ 102156, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102156NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Shaffer, John W., Nurco, David N., Ball, John C., Kinlock, Timothy W.. The Frequency of Nonnarcotic Drug Use and Its Relationship to Criminal Activity Among Narcotic Addicts. NCJ 102157, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102157NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Shaffer, John W., Nurco, David N., Kinlock, Timothy W.. Measures and Patterns of Criminality Among Narcotic Addicts: The Role of Nonnarcotic Drugs, Executive Summary. NCJ 102158, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102158NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Shaffer, John W., Nurco, David N., Kinlock, Timothy W.. New Classification of Narcotic Addicts Based on Type and Extent of Criminal Activity. NCJ 102178, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102178NCJRS.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Nurco, David (1985): Crime Days Precursors Study: Baltimore, 1952-1976. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08222.v1