Accession Number : ADA139990

Title :   A Criminal Lawyer Looks at Alcoholism.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL LAW CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Henderson,W C , II

PDF Url : ADA139990

Report Date : 23 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This thrust of this paper is to provide a 'how to' practical approach to dealing with the practicing alcoholic in our every day practice as criminal lawyers. As professionals in the legal and related disciplines, we are among the 'Gate Keepers' of society. Through those societal gates, many alcoholics walk each day. Some are in the early stages of the disease; some are in the later stages but still in denial; and some are in the last stages of the disease, suffering from Organic Brain Syndrome, Korsakoff's Syndrome, or advanced cirrhosis. When these alcoholics reach the gates, be they law office doors, holding cells, accused tables, probation offices, or parole offices, an opportunity presents itself for us to become part of the solution to this grave and complicated problem. The thesis of this paper, then, is to facilitate appropriate management of the alcoholic by the professionals involved in the criminal justice system to the end of best serving the alcoholic, the criminal justice system, and society at large.

Descriptors :   *Alcoholism, *Criminal justice system, Attorneys, Criminology, Social psychology, Sociology, Interpersonal relations, Attitudes(Psychology), Behavior, Theses

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE