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NCJ Number: 163481 Find in a Library
Title: Lift It Up: Uncovering the Relationship Between Violence and Alcohol
Corporate Author: FACE (Facing Alcohol Concerns Through Education)
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: FACE (Facing Alcohol Concerns Through Education)
Clare, MI 48617
Media, Inc
Media, PA 19063
Sale Source: Media, Inc
Box 496
Media, PA 19063
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video uses news footage, dramatizations, and narration to make viewers aware of the connection between alcohol abuse and violent behavior.
Abstract: News footage shows violent assaults and the removal of bodies from murder scenes, and domestic violence is dramatized. The narrator advises that violent crimes and violent behavior occur in every town and neighborhood and even within many homes. The connection of alcohol abuse with violent behavior is made by the comments of the narrator rather than through the visual presentation, since alcohol abuse is not portrayed. The narrator notes statistics that indicate alcohol use is involved in at least half of the violent crimes, including assaults, homicide, domestic violence, and rape. He further advises that this link between alcohol abuse and violent crime is rarely mentioned in the news coverage of crime incidents or even in police statistics. The video encourages viewers to help remedy this hidden link between alcohol abuse and violent behavior by "lifting up" this fact in conversations and in other forums. Thus, the video is intended to stimulate discussion and the pursuit of additional information on the prevalence and nature of the link between alcohol use and violent crime.
Main Term(s): Drug Related Crime
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol abuse education; Alcohol-crime relationship; Drug effects; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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