Brief Why Rise in Latino Drug Use?
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Latino Students Pick Up the Bad Habits of Their U.S. Peer Group
Caterina Gouvis Roman
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In this letter to The Charlotte Observer editor, Caterina Roman explains that the recent surge in drug use and other high-risk behaviors among young Latinos can be a sign of their adjustment to the American culture and that the only way to prevent this is to understand the process of acculturation.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Children and youth
Tags Juvenile justice Delinquency and crime Latinx communities
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center