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NCJ Number: 236856 Find in a Library
Title: Enforcing Alcohol Policies on College Campuses: Reports From College Enforcement Officials
Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:42  Issue:3  Dated:2011  Pages:327-344
Author(s): Traci L. Toomey, Ph.D.; Mark J. Miazga, J.D.; Kathleen M. Lenk, M.P.H.; Darin J. Erickson, Ph.D.; Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.; Toben F. Nelson, Sc.D.
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ 08543
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the prevalence and use of alcohol enforcement practices among U.S. colleges.
Abstract: The authors assessed alcohol enforcement practices at 343 U.S. colleges via surveys of directors of campus law enforcement. The authors measured types and frequency of enforcement and barriers to enforcement. They found that 61 percent of colleges indicated nearly always proactively enforcing alcohol policies, with most frequent enforcement at intercollegiate sporting events and least frequent enforcement at fraternity/sorority events. Approximately half of the enforcement departments work closely with their local law enforcement agency but respondents indicated a greater need for cooperation with local law enforcement. Half of the respondents reported no barriers to alcohol enforcement on campus. Large colleges and public colleges tended to report greater enforcement levels. While many campuses report proactive alcohol enforcement, several areas of improvement in alcohol enforcement at colleges are indicated. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis; Alcoholism detection; Campus alcohol abuse; School discipline; Schools; University or college dormitories
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