Relationships Between Drugs, Violence & Crime


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Approximately half of all homicides and assaults involve the use of this substance by the perpetrator, the victim, or both:

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1. Some drug-related crimes occur because the perpetrator wants to obtain money to purchase drugs. This is known as:

2. Studies show that this factor has the greatest influence on a person's criminal behavior:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions devised by our subject experts on the topic of drugs, violence, and crime will take only minutes to answer. These multiple-choice questions are an assessment for you to gauge how well you know this material.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Substance used by around half of all homicides and assaults perpetrators, victims, or both
  • The name for a drug-related crime in which the perpetrator wants to obtain money to purchase drugs
  • Shown by studies to be the factor that has the greatest influence on a person's criminal behavior
  • Name for drug instigated violent behavior by a perpetrator

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding influences on a person's criminal behavior and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained concerning the name for a drug-related crime when the perpetrator is trying to obtain money for purchasing drugs
  • Making connections - use understanding of connections between substance abuse and homicides or assaults

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the lesson titled Relationship Between Drugs, Violence and Crime. See what the lesson has to say about:

  • Statistics showing relationships between illegal substance use and criminal activity
  • Prisoners with mental health illness and relationships to drugs
  • A look at various ways drug use can affect crime