A FIELD RESEARCH ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DRUGS AND CRIME


ŞAHİNLİ K., TEKINER M. A.

Uluslararası Avrasya Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, vol.9, no.33, pp.1659-1705, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 33
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Uluslararası Avrasya Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1659-1705
  • Police Academy Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study is looking for answers of is there relationship between alcohol and drugabuse with criminal activity and what are the effects, dimensions and types of this relationship.The data used in this study were taken from the unpublished PhD thesis of Şahinli (2016). Theresearch was conducted between December 2014 and January 2015. Sample group of study was346 prisoners, and population group was 4220 prisoners. Thus, this study was conducted with97,5 % confidence level. In the sample group, 274 (79,8 %) of the prisoners were male while 70(20,2 %) were women. The prisoners' ages vary between 18 and 70 years and the average agewere 35. Face to face method was used with prisoners who were in prisons of Ankara. Surveyswere fulfilled to prisoners in their wards of prisons. In the study, five hypotheses were identifiedto examine the relationship between alcohol and drug use and criminal behavior. Thesehypotheses are based on the psychopharmacological model and the economic model whichincluded in Goldstein's (1985) tripartite model. It is concluded that drugs are more related tocrime in terms of economic model and using alcohol is more related to crime in terms ofpsychopharmacological model. According to another result of the study is alcohol is more relatedto violent behavior than to other drugs.