Alcohol and violence: May 2011
A selection of new key reports, books, journal articles and websites. All items are available on interlibrary loan through the JV Barry Library. Please contact your own library for assistance.
A review of research on alcohol and drug use, criminal behavior, and the criminal justice system response in American Indian and Alaska Native communities
National Institute of Justice, 2009
Summary: Provides a review of published research from a variety of disciplines and it includes re- analyses of a number of secondary data sources
Alcohol and assault on Friday and Saturday nights : findings from the DUMA program / Josh Sweeney and Jason Payne
Australian Institute of Criminology, 2011
Summary: Examines the prevalence and nature of alcohol consumption by a sample of offenders detained by the police, with the aim of providing important information to support a range of strategies to lessen harms associated with alcohol misuse.
Alcohol and disorderly conduct on Friday and Saturday nights : findings from the DUMA program / Josh Sweeney and Jason Payne
Australian Institute of Criminology, 2011
Summary: Examines the nature of alcohol consumption by disorderly conduct offenders detained by the police and interviewed as part of the AIC's DUMA program, with offences including property damage, graffiti, trespass, and offensive or other disorderly behaviour.
The association between alcohol outlet density and assaults on and around licensed premises / Melissa Burgess and Steve Moffatt
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, 2011
Summary: In the Sydney Local Government Area (LGA) assaults were found to be highly concentrated around licensed premises. More than half of the assaults recorded by police in the Sydney CBD occur within 50 metres of a liquor outlet. Only 3 per cent of the SydneyLGA is within 20 metres of a liquor outlet, yet 37 per cent of assaults in Sydney LGA occurred in this space.
- Alcohol may not cause partner violence but it seems to make it worse : a cross national comparison of the relationship between alcohol and severity of partner violence / Kathryn Graham, Sharon Bernards, Sharon C Wilsnack and Gerhard Gmel
Journal of interpersonal violence 26(8) May 2011: 1503-1523
Summary: This research was conducted as part of the multinational GENACIS project (Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: An International Study), a collaboration involving over 40 countries, including less affluent countries that had never previously conducted comprehensive surveys on alcohol use.
- Alcohol misuse and offending : challenges for policy and practice / Rob Fitzpatrick
Advances in dual diagnosis 3(4) Dec 2010: 4-13
Summary: Provides an overview of some of the connected health and criminal justice policy challenges relating to the commissioning and delivery of alcohol services for offenders.
- Alcoholism and partner aggression among gay and lesbian couples / Keith Klostermann
Aggression and violent behavior 16(2) Mar/Apr 2011: 115-119
Summary: Describes the prevalence of problematic alcohol use and intimate partner violence among same sex couples, identifies factors that may reduce treatment-seeking behaviour in this group, and describes possible treatment approaches.
- Avoidable alcohol-attributable criminality and its costs due to selected interventions in Canada / Jayadeep Patra, Jurgen Rehm and Svetlana Popova
International journal of drug policy 22(2) Mar 2011: 109-119
Summary: Modelling of the impact of various alcohol policy interventions in Canada revealed that the most effective measure in preventing drinking and driving incidents in Canada was lowering the blood alcohol concentration legal limit from 0.08% to 0.05%, the most effective measure to avoid homicide and other violent crimes was the Safer Bars program, while privatisation of alcohol sales was shown to potentially increase all types of criminality.
- Increasing alcohol restrictions and rates of serious injury in four remote Australian Indigenous communities / Stephen A Margolis, Valmae A Ypinazar, Reinhold Muller and Alan R Clough
Medical journal of Australia 194(10) 16 May 2011: 503-506
- Sexual assault perpetrators' alcohol and drug use : the likelihood of concurrenct violence and post-sexual assault outcomes for women victims / Noel Bridget Busch-Armendariz, Diana M DiNitto, Holly Bell and Thomas Bohman
Journal of psychoactive drugs 42(3) Sep 2010: 393-399
Summary: Findings of study indicate that perpetrators' alcohol or other drug use at the time of sexual assault result in a greater likelihood of concurrent violence.