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Kennedy, Alistair and Dunbar, Ian and Boath, Michelle and Beynon, Caryl and Duffy, Paul and Stafford, Julia and Pettersson, Geraldine (2012) Evaluation of alcohol arrest referral pilot schemes (Phase 1). London: Home Office. 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
Publication Type
International, Review
Drug Type
Intervention Type
Crime prevention, Policy
March 2012
Identification #
Occasional Paper 101
67 p.
Home Office
Place of Publication
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HRB (Electronic Only)
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