Drugs, Alcohol, and Student Crime in the United States, April-May 1989 (ICPSR 9585)
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.
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Bausell, Carole R., Charles E. Maloy, and Jan M. Sherrill. DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND STUDENT CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES, APRIL-MAY 1989. 2nd ICPSR version. Towson, MD: Towson State University, Center for the Study and Prevention of Campus Violence [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09585.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09585.v2
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (88-IJ-CX-0040)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
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Sample: 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.
Extent of Processing: 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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-10-23
- 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).
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