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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.


Journal articles

  • 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.