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Kennedy, Alistair and Dunbar, Ian and Boath, Michelle and Beynon, Caryl and Duffy, Paul and Stafford, Julia and Pettersson, Geraldine [Home Office UK] . (2012) Evaluation of alcohol arrest referral pilot schemes (Phase 1). London: Home Office. 67 p. Occasional Paper 101

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Occasional Paper 101 presents findings from an evaluation of the first phase Alcohol Arrest Referral pilots which operated between 2007 and 2008 in four police forces. Brief interventions to attempt to tackle alcohol-related offending were offered to adults, arrested and deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.

Overall, the intervention did not appear to reduce re-arrests for this client group. Two schemes saw a statistically significant reduction in alcohol consumption but it was not possible to assess how much this reduction was attributable to the intervention as there was no control group. Break-even analysis suggested that the schemes would have needed to reduce between 0.6 and 6.0 arrests for every 100 interventions delivered to break even.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:Crime prevention
Source:Home Office UK
Date:March 2012
Pages:67 p.
Publisher:Home Office
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Offender
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Alcohol offence

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