One of the ungrounded notions was that heroin use would influence men to rape yet the truth is that heroin use leads to low libido (Carnwath & Smith, 2002).
The life of addicts becomes spoiled in all aspects, as they lose contact with their family and live in a different world.
They spend lots of money on drugs, and then look for ways to earn money illegally.
Drug addiction is basically a brain disease that changes the functioning of brain.
There is an uncontrollable desire to consume drugs, as a result of which addicted people engage in compulsive behavior to take drugs.
Whereas such an explanation does not shed enough light into this relationship, modern reasoning that heroin and crime are related due to an economic reasoning has not been satisfactory either.
This is more due to the fact that researchers fail to consider poly-drug use among criminals thus the contribution of heroin may be exaggerated.
Stuart (2008) highlights that media as well as governments paint disproportionately the use of certain drugs as the cause of crimes.
For instance, stereotyping heroin users and crack cocaine consumers as risk individuals in terms of crime eventually perpetuates criminal tendencies among such communities since this group of people feel barred from the society.
Unfortunately, individuals who usually consumed heroin were already harbouring antisocial tendencies such as prostitution and gambling.
On such grounds, it became very easy to create a community of de facto criminals.