Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An application of Stafford and Warr's reconceptualization of deterrence to domestic cannabis cultivation
by Contreras, Christopher, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 105; 1591580
Abstract (Summary)

Cannabis cultivation has emerged as a developed world phenomenon, making cannabis market participants who embrace import substitution via domestic cultivation an extra challenge to drug law enforcement. Given drug law enforcement's reliance on deterrent measures, this study examined the factors associated with the perceived certainty of apprehension for domestic cannabis cultivation. Through secondary data analysis, it tested Stafford and Warr's reconceptualization of deterrence against an online survey data set constructed by the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium. The data set's sample consisted of participants at least 18 years of age, who had grown cannabis at least once and were residents of either Canada or the United States. With multiple linear regression analysis, this study found mixed support for Stafford and Warr's theory and moderate support for social learning, social bonding, and criminal self-efficacy theory. In light of such results, policy implications will be discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perrone, Dina
Commitee: Fradella, Henry, Malm, Aili
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Criminal Justice
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Criminology, Public policy
Keywords: Cannabis, Stafford, Mark C., Warr, Mark
Publication Number: 1591580
ISBN: 9781321833775
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