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Graham, Lesley and Parkes, Tessa and McAuley, Andrew and Doi, Lawrence (2012) Alcohol problems in the criminal justice system: an opportunity for intervention. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

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Alcohol and crime, especially violent crime, are linked. Many prisoners are incarcerated because of alcoholrelated crime. Alcohol is not permitted in prisons except for a very few exceptions, and illicit use of alcohol in prison is not a major problem. Imprisonment does, however, give an opportunity to tackle alcohol problems in prisoners, with the potential for positive effects on their families and friends and a reduction in the risk of re-offending, the costs to society and health inequalities.


Date:2012
Pages:28 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Place of Publication:Copenhagen
ISBN:978 92 890 0290 5
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
VA Geographic area > International aspects
B Substances > Drugs and alcohol in general
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Substance related violence
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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