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Reconsidering the Relationship Between Alcohol and Lethal Violence

Reconsidering the Relationship Between Alcohol and Lethal Violence Prior event-based research regarding the relationship between alcohol and violence suffers from important limitations, including the absence of a comparison group, an inappropriate comparison group, or a comparison group that could be considered appropriate but does not control for potential confounders. To overcome such limitations, we use a matched pair design. Drawing on interviews with men imprisoned for an aggravated assault or homicide committed in response to a conflict with another man, we examine matched pairs of violent and nonviolent conflicts nested within respondents. The results suggest that guns mediate the relationship between alcohol and lethal male-male violence. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Interpersonal Violence SAGE

Reconsidering the Relationship Between Alcohol and Lethal Violence

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
0886-2605
eISSN
1552-6518
DOI
10.1177/0886260506294997
pmid
17151380
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Abstract

Prior event-based research regarding the relationship between alcohol and violence suffers from important limitations, including the absence of a comparison group, an inappropriate comparison group, or a comparison group that could be considered appropriate but does not control for potential confounders. To overcome such limitations, we use a matched pair design. Drawing on interviews with men imprisoned for an aggravated assault or homicide committed in response to a conflict with another man, we examine matched pairs of violent and nonviolent conflicts nested within respondents. The results suggest that guns mediate the relationship between alcohol and lethal male-male violence.

Journal

Journal of Interpersonal ViolenceSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2007

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