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Public awareness: A general population survey on the public’s perception of alcohol-related crime in Ireland

Byrne, Erin (2019) Public awareness: A general population survey on the public’s perception of alcohol-related crime in Ireland. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The negative effects of alcohol related consequences not only have an effect solely on the drinker themselves, but others around them can be affected by these consequences. This study assed the public perception and experiences of such crimes in relation to age gender location and binge drinking rates. 200 participants completed a within-participant cross-sectional online survey which distributed across several social media sites. The results of this study found that most participants felt that alcohol misuse was a problem and that violent crimes were the biggest cause for concern in their area. Females were found to have higher levels of alcohol misuse as a concern than males, 18-25 year olds were more likely to witness or be involved in a verbal or physical assault and binge drinkers were also more likely to be involved in a verbal or physical assault. The implications of this study could lead to the potential influence in legislation reform. High levels of community concern for alcohol – related crime could provide policy makers with implementing new strategies to reduce harm in city entertainment precincts.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Criminology > Crimes and Offences
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 14:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3788

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