Chapter

Of Demography and Drugs:

Franklin E. Zimring

in The City that Became Safe

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199844425
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943357 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844425.003.0004

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Of Demography and Drugs:

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This chapter examines the two predominant theories of crime risk in the 1990s: the expansion of high-risk youth and the high rates of drug sales and use. These pessimistic indicators did not change much but also did not produce the criminogenic future that was expected.

Keywords: New York City; crime risk; high-risk youth; drug use; drug sales

Chapter.  6872 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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