Validity of self-reported cocaine and opiate use among arrestees in five cities

Karen McElrath, Roger G Dunham, Paul Cromwell

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Abstract

Although several researchers have examined the validity of self-reported drug use, few studies have focused on those factors that affect validity. The present investigation uses Drug Use Forecasting data to identify predictors of valid self-reports among arrestees from five cities in the United States. The multivariate results show that factors affecting the misrepresentation of drug use vary by site and by drug category. Explanations for these findings are offered and suggestions for improving the validity of arrestees' self-reports are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-540
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Validity of self-reported cocaine and opiate use among arrestees in five cities. / McElrath, Karen; Dunham, Roger G; Cromwell, Paul.

In: Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 23, No. 6, 1995, p. 531-540.

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