Bausell, Carole R.,;
Maloy, Charles E.;
Sherrill, Jan M.
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.
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
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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
Date of Collection:
Current college undergraduates in the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
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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.
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these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Standardized missing values.
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-10-23
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produced. Also, the codebook was converted to Portable Document Format
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