Epidemiological Issues in Alcohol-Related Violence

  • Judith Roizen
Part of the Recent Development in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 13)


Epidemiological research on alcohol and violence exhibits a number of methodological limitations. This is the case whether it is event based (i.e., based on samples of victims and/or perpetrators of violence) or based on samples of the general population. The chapter identifies some of the limitations that confront researchers, policymakers, and other end-users of the research. The methodological issues are illustrated by exploring one type of violent event—rape—and one general population study—Kai Pernanen’s research on alcohol-related violence in a Canadian community. It is argued that epidemiological research would benefit from further qualitative research on the natural history of violent events.


Violent Crime Violent Behavior Family Violence Sexual Aggression Violent Event 
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  • Judith Roizen
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  1. 1.Institute of Population StudiesUniversity of ExeterExeterEngland

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