Why has it only become an issue now? Young drug users' perceptions of drug driving in Melbourne, Victoria

Wilson, Laura Ann and Wilson, Dean (2010) Why has it only become an issue now? Young drug users' perceptions of drug driving in Melbourne, Victoria. Youth Studies Australia, 29 (1). pp. 45-53. ISSN 1038-2569

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Abstract

Preliminary research into drug-user perceptions of drug driving was undertaken with a sample group of drug users aged 18 to 24 from Melbourne, Victoria. Eleven males and nine females participated in semi-structured interviews and completed self-report surveys. Participants discussed their drug driving and their perceptions of the likelihood of detection by police for drug driving. This research provides further insight into young people’s perceptions and behaviours in relation to drug use and driving. The perspectives of young people are rarely included in current drug-driving debates and may have possible implications for policy development.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Research Centres and Groups: Crime Research Centre
Depositing User: Dean Wilson
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 12:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71755

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