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sUnit 3: Concepts
By: Tiffany Linville

Kaplan University

CJ490: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Professor:  Elycia Daniel
3/24/2013
Abstract
Problem statement: Wayne County data indicates that 25% of the population has used illicit drugs at some point in their life (Wayne County, Indiana Strategic Prevention Framework, 2005). Briefly summarize from at least 4 journal articles, government reports, or databases on your topic. Summarize statistical data where appropriate. Present the important information from each of the sources. (It is not a summary if you simply list what kind of information can be found in the article). What did these data sources and/or information reveal to you? Be sure to support your findings.

Journal Articles, Government Reports, or Databases
The following is a summary of information gathered from various sources regarding drug use in Wayne County, IN. The report for Wayne County's Strategic Prevention Framework ~ State Incentive Grant is a valuable resource with a great deal of information about drug use in Wayne County. This information is pulled from multiple sources, including surveys of drug use, economic comparisons, different demographic factors, and information regarding school suspension and expulsion rates. Statistics are broken down by age, gender, and other categories (SPF-SIG Local Epidemiological Report - Wayne County, IN). The Indiana National Prevention Resource Center survey of 2011 shows that the usage of marijuana in 7th- 9th graders in Wayne County are above the state average. The partnership for a Drug Free Wayne County has a mission to support, encourage the prevention, treatment, intervention, and education of substance abuse (Comprehensive Community Plan, 2013). "The number of emergency room visits involving drugs that treat anxiety or insomnia increased 93.4 percent (from 5,018 to 9,706 visits) between 2005 and 2009." (Drug Rehab in Wayne County). Since 2000...
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