Criminal Justice-COLL | Alcohol & Violence
P300 | 12949 | Snowden

We will begin with a discussion of theories that explain
the association between alcohol, violence and crime, and then move
on to discussion of empirical research that test the theoretical
prepositions. The class will cover the relationship between alcohol,
violence and crime on the individual level, small group level,
community level, and cultural level. As such, we will discuss why
individuals are likely to become violent when they consume alcohol,
how this relationship between alcohol, violence, and crime is
influenced by others who are around, how this relationship differs
in different communities, and why this relationship is more
prevalent in certain countries (i.e., cultures) but not others. We
will end the course with a discussion of mechanisms (i.e.,
sanctions/public policy) that can be used to affect the relationship
between alcohol, violence, and crime.

Class meeting:  Daily, 10:30-11:20 am

Instructor:  Aleksandra Snowden, criminal justice department