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Title: FUTURE RESEARCH ON ALCOHOL, CASUALTIES AND CRIME BUILDING A TRADITION (FROM ALCOHOL, CASUALTIES AND CRIME, 1977, BY MARC AARENS ET AL - SEE NCJ-50636)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING THE ROLE OF ALCOHOL IN CASUALTIES AND CRIME IS DISCUSSED, WITH THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCH IDENTIFIED AS GUIDANCE ON MEASURES TO REDUCE ALCOHOL-RELATED SERIOUS EVENTS.
Abstract: WITH A FEW NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS, ESTABLISHED ALCOHOL RESEARCHERS IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE NOT BEEN DEEPLY INVOLVED IN STUDIES OF ALCOHOL AND SERIOUS EVENTS, EXCEPT FOR RESEARCHERS IN THE LARGELY SEPARATE FIELD OF ALCOHOL AND HIGHWAY SAFETY. SOME DESIRABLE DIMENSIONS TO BE STUDIED THROUGH RESEARCH ARE SPECIFIED: (1) PARTICULAR CASUALTIES AND CRIMES SHOULD BE VIEWED IN A COMPARATIVE FRAMEWORK, (2) DIFFERENT ISSUES IMPLIED BY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF ALCOHOL SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED, (3) POTENTIAL OTHER FACTORS BESIDES ALCOHOL SHOULD BE MEASURED IN MULTIVARIATE STUDIES, (4) ISSUES RELATED TO CULTURE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED, (5) EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PERSPECTIVES SHOULD BE INTEGRATED, AND (6) RESEARCH SHOULD BE CUMULATIVE AND INNOVATIVE. EFFECTIVE DATA COLLECTION, STORAGE, AND ANALYSIS PROCEDURES SHOULD ACCOMPANY EFFORTS TO INVESTIGATE THE MANY FACETS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ALCOHOL AND TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, CRIME, AND FAMILY ABUSE. THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOL ABUSE SHOULD ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE THE CONSIDERATION OF ALCOHOL AS A POTENTIAL FACTOR IN THE CASUALTY AND CRIME LITERATURE. DIRECTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH CONCERN THE UTILIZATION OF EXISTING DATA, GENERAL-POPULATION STUDIES, STUDIES OF SERIOUS EVENTS, AND THE PREVENTION OF ALCOHOL-RELATED SERIOUS EVENTS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcoholics; Alcoholism; Family offenses; Research; Traffic accidents
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