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16 Contemp. Drug Probs. 651 (1989)
Crack and Homicide in New York City, 1988: A Conceptually Based Event Analysis

handle is hein.journals/condp16 and id is 667 raw text is: Contemporary Drug Problems/Winter 1989

Crack and homicide in
New York City, 1988:
a conceptually based
event analysis
BY PAUL J. GOLDSTEIN, HENRY H. BROWNSTEIN,
PATRICK J. RYAN, AND PATRICIA A. BELLUCCI
Paul J. Goldstein is deputy director for criminal justice research
projects at Narcotic and Drug Research, Inc. (11 Beach St., New
York 10013). Henry H. Brownstein is principal program research
specialist at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Services. Patrick J. Ryan and Patricia A. Bellucci are project
director and senior research associate, respectively, at Narcotic
and Drug Research, Inc.
In New York City, what has been called the crack epi-
demic began in late 1984. Criminal justice researchers
(Kolata 1988; Belenko and Fagan 1987; Governor's Office of
AUTHORS' NOTE: Preparation of this report was supported by grant 87-
IJ-CX-0046, Drug Related Crime Analyses-Homicide 2 (DRCA-H2), 
National Institute of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this report do
not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the United
States government, the New York State government, or Narcotic and Drug
Research, Inc. The authors gratefully acknowledge the guidance and
support of Bernard A. Gropper, Ph.D., National Institute of Justice. We
also wish to thank Dr. Jeffrey Fagan and the two anonymous reviewers,
whose wisdom contributed much to the preparation of this paper.
© 1990 by Federal Legal Publications, Inc.

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