Using a Criminally Involved Population to Examine the Relationship Between Race/Ethnicity, Structural Disadvantage, and Methamphetamine Use

Andrew M. Fox, Nancy Rodriguez

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Abstract

Limited empirical focus has been given to identifying individual and structural correlates of methamphetamine use. Although race (i.e., being White) is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of methamphetamine users, few studies have examined whether race/ethnicity is a significant predictor of such illicit drug use. Research has also shown that cocaine and opiate use is associated with disadvantage; however, studies have yet to examine the relationship between structural disadvantage and methamphetamine use. Using national data from the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program, this study examines the prevalence of methamphetamine and explores the relationship between race/ethnicity, structural disadvantage, and methamphetamine use. Findings reveal that race/ethnicity and structural disadvantage are significant predictors of methamphetamine use. Additionally, findings show an interactive effect between race/ethnicity, structural disadvantage, and methamphetamine use. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-858
Number of pages26
JournalCrime and Delinquency
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • ADAM
  • ethnicity
  • methamphetamine use
  • race
  • structural disadvantage

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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Using a Criminally Involved Population to Examine the Relationship Between Race/Ethnicity, Structural Disadvantage, and Methamphetamine Use. / Fox, Andrew M.; Rodriguez, Nancy.

In: Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 60, No. 6, 2014, p. 833-858.

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