Law – Criminal

Select one of the following category of theories that attempts to explain why people use drugs as solutions to their mental, emotional, and physical problems:

Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research your selected category of theories, and select 2 of the major theories within that category.

Assignment Guidelines

Address the following in 3–5 pages:
What 2 theories did you select? Briefly identify and describe them.
For each theory, answer the following questions:
How does this theory explain drug use and abuse? Explain in detail.
Does this theory support a strong relationship between drug use and crime? Explain in detail.
Find 2 articles about individuals charged with a crime while under the influence of illicit substances. Answer the following questions:
Briefly describe the individual, the offense, and the drugs used.
How much influence did drugs appear to have on the individual with regard to committing the crime? Explain.
Do the cases found in your selected articles support your selected theories? Why or why not? Explain.
Based on your research, what is the scope of the relationship between drugs and crime? Explain.
Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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