Predicting methamphetamine and other drug offending: Evidence from a rural country drug court

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Jospeter M. Mbuba
Barry W. Hancock


Arrests resulting from drug-related offending from January through December
2007 were compared between an urban and a rural county, both in the Midwest. Marijuana and methamphetamine were found to explain significantly more drugrelated arrests in both counties with methamphetamine accounting for a significantly higher percentage of rural than urban drug arrests after controlling for the differences in total population sizes of the two counties (x²= 10.26, 2 df, p < 0.01). A descriptive parsimonious socioeconomic and demographic profile was established for the typical methamphetamine/mral drug offenders.

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