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McCracken, Katie and McMurran, Mary and Winlow, Simon and Sassi, Franco and McCarthy, Kerry [Home Office UK] . (2012) Evaluation of alcohol arrest referral pilot schemes (Phase 2). London: Home Office. 74 p.

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Occasional Paper 102 presents findings from an evaluation of the second phase Alcohol Arrest Referral pilots which operated between 2008 and 2010 in eight police forces. Brief interventions to tackle alcohol-related offending were offered to adults, arrested and deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.

Overall, the intervention appeared to be ineffective for this client group in terms of reducing re-arrest but there was some limited evidence of reduced alcohol consumption among the intervention group. A larger proportion of dependent drinkers were identified by schemes than anticipated and individuals were not found to be prolific offenders. Average costs per intervention varied from £62 to £826. Only one scheme appeared to demonstrate a sufficient reduction in arrest to break even.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:Crime prevention
Source:Home Office UK
Date:2012
Pages:74 p.
Publisher:Home Office
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
T Demographic characteristics > Offender
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Alcohol use
MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol offence > Alcohol offence
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty

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