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Drugs, Alcohol, and Student Crime in the United States, April-May 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Bausell, Carole R.,
  • Maloy, Charles E.
  • Sherrill, Jan M.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
alcohol abuse; campus crime; colleges; college students; drug use; drug abuse; universities
  • Abstract

    This project examined different aspects of campus crime -- specifically, the prevalence of crimes among college students, whether the crime rate was increasing or decreasing on college campuses, and the factors related to campus crime. Researchers made the assumption that crimes committed by and against college students were likely to be related to drug and alcohol use. Specific questions designed to be answered by the data include: (1) Do students who commit crimes differ in their use of drugs and alcohol from students who do not commit crimes? (2) Do students who are victims of crimes differ in their use of drugs and alcohol from students who are not victims? (3) How do multiple offenders differ from single offenders in their use of drugs and alcohol? (4) How do victims of violent crimes differ from victims of nonviolent crimes in their use of drugs and alcohol? (5) What types of student crimes are more strongly related to drug or alcohol use than others? (6) Other than drug and alcohol use, in what ways can victims and perpetrators of crimes be differentiated from students who have had no direct experiences with crime? Variables include basic demographic information, academic information, drug use information, and experiences with crime since becoming a student.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-04 / 1989-05
    Time period: 1989-04--1989-05
  • 1989-04 / 1989-05
    Collection date: 1989-04--1989-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Current college undergraduates in the United States.
This study was based on a national cross-sectional sample of college undergraduates in the United States. The sample was selected from AMERICAN STUDENTS LIST: COLLEGE STUDENTS AT HOME OR SCHOOL ADDRESS, published by the American List Council, Princeton, New Jersey. A sample of 6,000 student names and addresses was selected from the original list of 1,300,000. The sample size was determined by researchers to achieve a final sample of respondents that included information on at least 100 student perpetrators. Also included were respondents who participated in pilot surveys and pretests. These cases were not randomly selected, but were drawn from the student population at Towson State University, and should not be considered as part of the representative sample of current college students within the United States.
Collection Mode
  • The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.2002-01-02 The data file was converted to logical record length format, and SAS and SPSS data definition statements were produced. Also, the codebook was converted to Portable Document Format (PDF). Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (88-IJ-CX-0040).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9585 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09585.v1
  • O'Donnell, Patricia A.. The Role of Risky Lifestyle and Gender in Criminal Victimization: Perpetrator/Victim Comparisons. Dissertation, University of Notre Dame. 1994.
  • Bausell, Carole, Maloy, Charles, Sherrill, Jan. The Linkages among Campus Crime, Alcohol, and Other Drugs. Baltimore, MD. 1991.
  • Bausell, Carole R.. Links Among Drugs, Alcohol, and Student Crime, Research Report. NCJ 157380, . 1990.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Bausell, Carole R.,; Maloy, Charles E.; Sherrill, Jan M. (1991): Drugs, Alcohol, and Student Crime in the United States, April-May 1989. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.