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Title: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL LITERATURE ON ALCOHOL, CASUALTIES AND CRIME - SYSTEMATIC QUANTITATIVE SUMMARIES - GUIDE TO A REPORT (FROM ALCOHOL, CASUALTIES AND CRIME, 1977, BY MARC AARENS ET AL - SEE NCJ-50636)
Author(s): M AARENS; A BLAU; S BUCKLEY; T CAMERON; A GOODE; E LASSER; J ROIZEN
Corporate Author: University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 54
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INFORMATION ON GENERAL ACCIDENTS, TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, CRIME, SUICIDE, AND FAMILY ABUSE RELATED TO ALCOHOL IS SUMMARIZED.
Abstract: MOST STUDIES OF ALCOHOL AND SERIOUS EVENTS DO NOT USE A GENERAL SAMPLE OF PERSONS OR SITUATIONS BUT RATHER DEPEND ON SAMPLING FRAMES THAT FOCUS ON RARE SITUATIONS OR CASES. THERE ARE THREE MAJOR TYPES OF SUCH STUDIES: (1) STUDIES OF ALCOHOL USE AT THE TIME OF A SERIOUS EVENT (EVIDENCE OF ALCOHOL INFLUENCE AT THE TIME OF AN EVENT OR EVIDENCE OF ATTAINING A GIVEN LEVEL OF INTOXICATION AT THE TIME OF AN EVENT), (2) STUDIES OF THE DRINKING HISTORY AND DRINKING PROBLEMS OF PERSONS IN A SERIOUS EVENT, AND (3) STUDIES OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF LABELED ALCOHOLICS IN A SERIOUS EVENT. THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF INFORMATION ARE ABSTRACTED FROM A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON ALCOHOL AND SERIOUS EVENTS: VARIABLES DESCRIBING THE SAMPLE; ALCOHOL MEASURES; AND INFORMATION ON ACCIDENTS, TRAFFIC, CRIME, SUICIDE, AND FAMILY ABUSE. REVIEW FORMS INDEXING THE SOURCE OF PUBLISHED MATERIAL ARE INCLUDED, ALONG WITH FORMS INDICATING THE EXTENT OF ALCOHOL INVOLVEMENT IN EACH TYPE OF SERIOUS EVENT. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcoholics; Alcoholism; Family offenses; Suicide; Traffic accidents
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