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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Alcohol and crime

Alcohol and crime

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(p.202) Chapter 23 Alcohol and crime
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Alcohol
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Stephen K. Talpins

Robyn Robertson

Erin Holmes

Matthew Dunagan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0023

This chapter examines the link between alcohol consumption and crime. A significant number of offenders have alcohol misuse problems and this is an important factor in offending behaviour. While the justice system has traditionally struggled to address their needs, rehabilitative efforts have often been sacrificed in the pursuit of deterrence models. However, the development of non-traditional models that attempt to achieve a better balance between deterrence and rehabilitation signals a shift in the philosophy and approach to the management of these offenders through the justice system. Three programmes are described: driving while intoxicated (DWI)/drug courts, Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) programme, and the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Project.

Keywords:   alcohol consumption, alcohol misuse, alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, criminal offenders, rehabilitation

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