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Title: Making the Link: A Public Health Approach to Preventing Alcohol-Related Violence and Crime (From Alcohol & Crime: Research and Practice for Prevention, Alcohol Policy 12 Conference)
Author(s): James F. Mosher; David H. Jernigan
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Council
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Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the public health approach to preventing alcohol-related violence and crime.
Abstract: The public health and criminal justice fields are undergoing significant shifts in their theoretical and practical understanding of alcohol problems and their prevention, shifts that create new opportunities for collaboration. Public health has broadened its focus, from looking primarily at individuals with alcohol-related diseases to an environmental perspective, which examines the political, social, economic, cultural, and physical contexts in which alcohol problems occur. Similarly, criminal justice has shifted from a primary focus on punishment and individual deviance to incorporate a "broken windows" approach to crime prevention, an approach that recognizes that neighborhood deterioration encourages criminal activity. These shifts have led the two fields to common strategies for reducing alcohol-related crime and violence, with a common focus on community action and change. The article describes public health strategies targeting alcohol availability, prices, advertising and promotions, and products. Notes, tables, bibliography
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Alcoholism treatment programs; Community action programs; Community involvement; Controlled Substances; Treatment
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