The Linkage Between Associates and Drug Addiction: Case Study on Chow Kit Road

  • Mohd Alif Jasni Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Siti Hajar Abu Bakar Ah Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Jal Zabdi Mohd Yusoff Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Khairiyah Md. Shahid Fakulti Sains Pentadbiran & Pengajian Polisi, Kampus UiTM Seremban 3
  • Noralina Omar Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Zaiton Azman Universiti Malaya (UM)
Keywords: friends, drug addiction, association, former prisoner


The return of ex-prisoners who were released from prison into an environment filled with fellow friends could lead to negative influences such as drug addiction and crime repetition among former prisoners. This paper has been derived from a doctorate study studying the repeatition of crimes that occurred among former prisoners in Malaysia. The findings of the study have found that former prisoners often return to their fellow members due to family absence. This study has been used qualitative methods by interviewing 16 ex-prisoners identified through the technique of snowball sampling. The finding revealed that all these former prisoners from different state were concentrated around the Chow Kit road. Addiction, as a result of invitation process by friends. This situation are make the study to proven relationship between the influence of friends and drug abused among the former prisoners.


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Jasni, M. A., Abu Bakar Ah, S. H., Mohd Yusoff, J. Z., Md. Shahid, K., Omar, N., & Azman, Z. (2018). The Linkage Between Associates and Drug Addiction: Case Study on Chow Kit Road. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 3(2), 146 - 158. Retrieved from