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Alcohol and crime

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 18

Gail Mason and Paul R Wilson
ISBN 0 642 14448 6 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, April 1989


The authors discuss the social impact of alcohol abuse and the link between alcohol and crime. They suggest a number of research based proposals for reducing alcohol related criminal behaviour. These relate to the legal drinking age, random breath testing, education and availability of alcohol.