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The Geography of Drug Market Activities and Child Maltreatment

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dc.contributor.author Freisthler, B., Kepple, N. J., & Holmes, M. R.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-23T15:54:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-23T15:54:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Freisthler, B., Kepple, N. J., & Holmes, M. R. (2012). The geography of drug market activities and child maltreatment. Child maltreatment, 17(2), 144-152. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3518549/pdf/nihms422826.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/1493
dc.description.abstract This study examines how drug market activities place children at risk for maltreatment over space and time. Data were collected for 95 Census tracts in Sacramento, California over seven years and were analyzed using Bayesian space-time models. Referrals for child maltreatment investigations were less likely to occur in places where current drug market activity was present. However, past year local and spatially lagged drugs sales were positively related to referrals. After the investigative phase, Census tracts with more drug sales had higher numbers of substantiations, and those with more possessions also had more entries into foster care. The temporal delay between drug sales and child maltreatment referrals may indicate that the surveillance systems designed to protect children may not be responsive to changing neighborhood conditions or be indicative of the time it takes for the detrimental effects of the drug use to appear. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject drug activity en_US
dc.subject drug markets en_US
dc.subject neglect en_US
dc.subject spatial analysis en_US
dc.subject risk factors en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title The Geography of Drug Market Activities and Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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