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NCJ Number: 229764 Find in a Library
Title: Reconsidering the Relationship Between Alcohol and Lethal Violence
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:January 2007  Pages:66-84
Author(s): Scott Phillips; Jacqueline Matusko; Elizabeth Tomasovic
Date Published: January 2007
Page Count: 19
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the relationship between alcohol and lethal violence using an event-based design.
Abstract: Prior event-based research regarding the relationship between alcohol and violence suffers from important limitations, including the absence of a comparison group, an inappropriate comparison group, or a comparison group that could be considered appropriate but does not control for potential confounders. To overcome such limitations, we use a matched pair design. Drawing on interviews with men imprisoned for an aggravated assault or homicide committed in response to a conflict with another man, we examine matched pairs of violent and nonviolent conflicts nested within respondents. The results suggest that guns mediate the relationship between alcohol and lethal male-male violence. Tables, notes, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Violence; Violence causes
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