There is no agreed definition or list of what constitutes drug-related or alcohol-related crime. Almost any crime could be drug or alcohol related if it v,rere shown to be connected to these substances in some meaningful way. There is some variation in the literature in the ways in which these substances might be linked to crime. The broad definition that substance-related crune includes everything from drug or alcohol offences tluQugh to systemic and contextual crimes is probably too wide to be useful. It was proposed in this chapter that the concepts make most sense \vhen they referred to offences committed as a consequence of use of these substances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Crime
EditorsFiona Brookman, Mike Maguire, Harriet Pierpoint, Trevor Bennett
PublisherWilan
Pages579-597
ISBN (Print)1843923718
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010

    Research areas

  • drugs, crime, heroin, policy

ID: 125859