This paper reviews the causal relationship between heroin use and criminal behavior of heroin addicts in Karachi. The findings of the study established that there is no association of heroin addiction with crime causation. A minority of heroin addicts indulged in crime to fund their drug habit. The reasons for indulgence in criminal activity were purely economic. Criminal behavior was
therefore not found associated with heroin use. The paper is an exploratory study. The universe of the present study was the heroin addict popu lation in the city of Karachi. Data collection was done through a structured interview schedule. Collected data has been systematically presented through univariate and bivariate tables. Data analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).Conclusions drawn from the study and remedial measures are suggested.
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