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dc.contributor.authorHernandez, Noemi Annaliese ( )
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-13T18:07:35Z
dc.date.available2015-05-13T18:07:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationHernandez, N. A. (2015). An evaluation of the Medical Marijuana Legislation’s (MML) impact on the crime rate of Colorado. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5522
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this explanatory research is to evaluate the impact of medical marijuana legalization (MML) in Colorado on crime. Specifically, does legalization lead to a decline in crime rates associated with marijuana (property crimes, burglary, larceny/theft, violent crimes, robbery, driving under the influence) in comparison to the national crime rate? This study used existing aggregated data (national crime rates, state of Colorado crime rates) and interrupted time series regression to examine the effect of MML on violent crimes, property crimes, and DUI for alcohol arrests. Overall findings indicate that MML significantly reduced two types of crime – burglary and robbery. For violent crime, property crimes, and DUI, the effect was neutral (neither increasing nor decreasing crime).en_US
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dc.format.extent61 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2015.
dc.subjectMedical Marijuana Lawen_US
dc.subjectMMLen_US
dc.subjectCrime rates in Coloradoen_US
dc.subjectProhibitionen_US
dc.subjectIneffective prohibition policyen_US
dc.titleAn Evaluation of the Medical Marijuana Legislation’s (MML) Impact on the Crime Rate of Coloradoen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTajalli, Hassan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberScott, Brandan
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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