عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and aim: Migration as one of the main factors of population change, due to its nature, can produce short-term effects on population structure and socio-economic characteristics of areas affected by long-term changes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the cultural origins of immigrants and drug offenses in Kerman.
Methodology: The present study is a descriptive-analytic study that was conducted using a survey method. The statistical population of the study, the number of cases filed in the Revolutionary Court and the drug police in Kerman city is 4448. A total of 750 records were selected through systematic sampling. Correlation analysis was used to analyze the data.
Findings: About 39% of crimes are drug abusers. Addiction accounted for 29% of the crime. About 53% of the perpetrators were born in Kerman, and about half of the offenders are non-native. Most of the criminals stayed in Kerman (76%). Based on Chi-square test, the relationship between the two variables of the perpetrator or non-native offender is significant with the type of crime committed and the type of substance used.
Conclusion: This study confirms that non-native individuals are affected by numerous problems, such as unfamiliarity with the environment, the problem of choosing housing, employment, earnings, communicating with others and, most importantly, marginalization and the existence of cultural differences between the community of origin and destination , Compared with more indigenous people, are more likely to be subject to crime.