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Measuring drug dependence in police custody: An item response theory and differential item function analysis of UNCOPE in Australia

Payne, Jason; Wong, Gabriel T. W.


Introduction and Aims: Although there has been significant investment in policies and programs aimed at preventing drug-related crime, there has been comparatively little effort dedicated to the validation the relevant research and evidence gathering tools. In this study, we aim to confirm the internal consistency of UNCOPE, developed by Hoffmann and colleagues, in the Australian context, as well as explore whether time in custody and prior custodial experience results in differential item...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review
DOI: 10.1111/dar.12854


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