Accession Number : ADA289816

Title :   How Alcohol Accessibility Impacts Crime.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Harris, Paul D.

PDF Url : ADA289816

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : This thesis attempts to answer the question, "What impact does controlling the accessibility to alcoholic beverages have on crime?" There is a substantial body of research showing a relationship between alcohol and aggressive behavior, but no research was located which compares like areas which do and do not allow the sale of alcohol. The relationship between crime and alcohol is clear, but there seems to be only assumptions that restricting alcohol availability would reduce crime. This thesis compares like communities which have a different wet/dry status using a number of variables which could influence crime rates. These variables include poverty rate, racial mix, single parent families, military installations, distance to the nearest wet area, rate of growth, median age, percentage of urban population, median family income, per capita income, unemployment rate, net migration rate, education level, and population density.

Descriptors :   *ALCOHOLS, *ALCOHOLISM, DENSITY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY FACILITIES, COMMUNITIES, IMPACT, EDUCATION, GROWTH(GENERAL), FAMILY MEMBERS, RATES, THESES, MOISTURE CONTENT, POPULATION, VARIABLES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AVAILABILITY, LOW LEVEL, ACCESS, MIGRATION, BEHAVIOR, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOCIOLOGY, FAMILIES(HUMAN), INCOME, URBAN AREAS, CRIMES, BEVERAGES, UNEMPLOYMENT, DRUG ABUSE.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE