Alcohol use and negative affect in the offence cycle

Day, Andrew, Howells, Kevin, Heseltine, Karen and Casey, Sharon 2003, Alcohol use and negative affect in the offence cycle, Criminal behaviour and mental health, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 45-58, doi: 10.1002/cbm.530.

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Title Alcohol use and negative affect in the offence cycle
Author(s) Day, Andrew
Howells, Kevin
Heseltine, Karen
Casey, SharonORCID iD for Casey, Sharon
Journal name Criminal behaviour and mental health
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 45
End page 58
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2003-03
ISSN 0957-9664
Summary Introduction : It is commonly acknowledged that, for many offenders, alcohol use is strongly associated with criminal behaviour. The belief held by many professionals that the two phenomena are associated, probably in a causal way, has led to the inclusion of alcohol use as a ‘criminogenic need’ in many settings where rehabilitation programmes are used to reduce recidivism. However, the mechanisms and pathways involved in the alcohol–crime link remain poorly understood.

Argument and conclusion : This paper reviews the literature relating to alcohol–offending links and draws some inferences about the role of alcohol use as a criminogenic need in offender rehabilitation. It is proposed that the bi-directional relationship between alcohol use and negative affective states is important in understanding the offence cycle, and that deficits in self-regulation not only characterize both alcohol misuse and negative affect but are also implicated in the offending behaviour itself.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/cbm.530
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2003, Whurr Publishers Ltd
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