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A comprehensive exploration, Studying and Prevention of Homicide offers thoroughly researched chapters by a distinguished group of contributors. Leading scholars in the field, editors M. Dwayne Smith and Margaret A. Zahn have compiled an extensive range of topics including: mass and serial murders, homicides by youth, gang homicides, domestic homicides, homicides by female offenders, and alcohol/drug related homicides.
Chapter 6: Drugs, Alcohol, and Homicide
Drugs, Alcohol, and Homicide
There has been a growing interest in the relationship between drugs, alcohol, and violence during the past decade. In addition to what has been mostly misguided attention in mass media and in political circles to the relationship between illegal drugs and violence, a number of empirical studies have examined the relationship between alcohol, drugs, and homicide. Unfortunately, many of these studies are hindered by the lack of coherent theorizing that has characterized a great deal of the examination of the relationship between alcohol, drugs, and homicide.
Although attempting to understand the ways in which drug and alcohol use may contribute to homicide is a useful endeavor, it is also important to consider the manner in which drugs and alcohol ...