Cocaine Abuse and Violent Crime Research Proposal by Writing Specialists

Cocaine Abuse and Violent Crime
A research proposal to find a correlation between cocaine abuse and violent crime in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.
# 91739 | 8,796 words | 23 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This research proposal suggests the conduction of a quantitative research study through cluster sampling, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of the state of Texas, specifically related to testing correlation between the factors of the adult abuser of cocaine and violent crimes in the area. The literature review in this work provides an overview of the drug trade environment in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as statistical data for factors in the cocaine drug business and the lives of those who abuse cocaine in that area. Recommendations of this study are that more research should be conducted relating to the links between violent crimes and adult cocaine abuse in Dallas-Fort-Worth Texas.

I. Introduction
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Study Variables
Definition of Terms
Assumptions and Limitations
II. Literature Review
Precise Pharmacology of Cocaine as Related to Violence
Review of the Literature of this Study
Summary of Literature
III. Methodology
Population and Sampling
Gathering of Data
Instruments to be Used in the Gathering of Data
Data Analysis
Statement of Consent of Permission

From the Paper:

"AADAC reports in Developments Vol. 18 Issue 9 Cocaine that: "Over the last 10 years, AADAC has seen a gradual, steady rise in the proportion of clients who name cocaine as their primary drug of concern. In 1997-98, over 3,600 AADAC clients (11.1%) said cocaine was the drug they used most frequently during the previous year." (Developments, 1999) The AADAC reports that: "Cocaine is a fast-acting drug with effects of short duration. It has a half-time for elimination of about one hour (the body has lost half of it an hour after administration). While most drugs are broken down by the liver, cocaine is broken down in the blood. Breakdown by the liver happens gradually: only about 15% of the blood passes through the liver each time the heart beats, thus the remainder of the blood still carries the unmetabolized drug. In contrast, breakdown in the blood happens constantly. This means that cocaine is quickly converted to an inactive form." (Developments, 1999)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Davis, WM (1996) Psychopharmocologic Violence Associated with Cocaine Abuse: Kindling of a Limbic Dyscontrol Syndrome - Department of Pharmacology and Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, USA. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 1996 Nov; 20 (8):1273-300.
  • De La Rosa, Mario; Lambert, Elizabeth; and Gropper, Bernard (2003) Drugs and Violence: Causes, Correlates and Consequences- NIDA Research Monograph - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute on Drug Abuse.
  • Barton, W.I. (1982). Drug histories and criminality of inmates of local jails in the United States (1978): Implications for treatment and rehabilitation of the drug abuser in a jail setting. The International Journal of the Addictions, 17(3), 417-444.
  • Lightfoot, Lynn O. (2000) Programming for Offenders with Substance Abuse and Dependence Problems CHAPTER 14 Online available at:
  • Fendrich, Michael et al (2006) The Reliability and Consistency of Drug Reporting in Ethnographic Samples Online available at:

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