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A systems dynamic model for drug abuse and drug-related crime in the Western Cape Province of South Africa

dc.contributor.authorNyabadza, Faraien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, Lezanieen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T14:17:10Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T14:17:10Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationNyabadza, F. & Coetzee, L. 2017. A systems dynamic model for drug abuse and drug-related crime in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2017:1-14 (Article ID 4074197), doi:10.1155/2017/4074197.
dc.identifier.issn1748-6718 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1748-670X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1155/2017/4074197
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103043
dc.descriptionCITATION: Nyabadza, F. & Coetzee, L. 2017. A systems dynamic model for drug abuse and drug-related crime in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2017:1-14 (Article ID 4074197), doi:10.1155/2017/4074197.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cmmm
dc.descriptionPublication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.
dc.description.abstractThe complex problem of drug abuse and drug-related crimes in communities in the Western Cape province cannot be studied in isolation but through the system they are embedded in. In this paper, a theoretical model to evaluate the syndemic of substance abuse and drug-related crimes within the Western Cape province of South Africa is constructed and explored. The dynamics of drug abuse and drug-related crimes within the Western Cape are simulated using STELLA software. The simulation results are consistent with the data from SACENDU and CrimeStats SA, highlighting the usefulness of such a model in designing and planning interventions to combat substance abuse and its related problems.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.hindawi.com/journals/cmmm/2017/4074197/abs/
dc.format.extent14 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.subjectDrug abuse and crime -- South Africa -- Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subjectMathematical modelsen_ZA
dc.titleA systems dynamic model for drug abuse and drug-related crime in the Western Cape Province of South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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