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How alcohol may precipitate violent crime

David Marteau (Department of Health, Offender Health)

Drugs and Alcohol Today

ISSN: 1745-9265

Article publication date: 1 June 2008



The article examines the interrelation between alcohol consumption, behaviour mediation and violent offending, including murder. Whilst a correlation may be drawn between intoxication and some acts of violence, a causal link between drinking and murder is less certain.



Marteau, D. (2008), "How alcohol may precipitate violent crime", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 12-16.



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