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L. R. H. Drew

Bio: L. R. H. Drew is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Prison & Criminal psychology. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 10 citations.

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TL;DR: "Alcoholic offenders" was taken to denote those individuals shown in the prison register as convicted of being "drunk and disorderly" or of "drinking methylated spirits" and "Serious offenders" connoted prisoners convicted of other crimes such as "breaking and entering".
Abstract: \"Alcoholic offenders\" was taken to denote those individuals shown in the prison register as convicted of being \"drunk and disorderly\" or of \"drinking methylated spirits\". \"Serious offenders\" connoted prisoners convicted of other crimes such as \"breaking and entering\", without regard to their use or abuse of alcohol; these men were all serving sentences for a duration of longer than six months. Data were obtained from prison documents, in addition to physical and psychiatric examinations made of alcoholic offenders. Psychiatric examinations consisted of individual interviews, each lasting some 45 minutes.

10 citations


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TL;DR: The 48 NBA users reported surprisingly few toxic symptoms from acute ingestion, perhaps because tolerance to some substances in NBA may occur, and Isopropyl alcohol was the exception, reproducibly causing symptoms suggestive of severe gastritis.
Abstract: Nonbeverage alcohol (NBA), or substitutes for traditional forms of beverage alcohol, includes such substances as mouthwash, aftershave lotion and alcohol-based fuels. Literature pertaining to the prevalence, clinical significance and toxicity of this practice is reviewed, using illustrative cases from a series of 48 NBA consumers. It was found that 10-15% of alcoholics hospitalized in detoxication units have consumed NBA; half of these patients are regular consumers. Addiction to NBA itself may occur. Its use is primarily related to easy accessibility, rather than social or monetary factors. Polydrug misuse and antisocial personality disorder are more frequent in NBA users, but use is not pathognomic of end-stage alcoholism. The 48 NBA users reported surprisingly few toxic symptoms from acute ingestion, perhaps because tolerance to some substances in NBA may occur. Isopropyl alcohol was the exception, reproducibly causing symptoms suggestive of severe gastritis.

30 citations

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TL;DR: No wonder you activities are, reading will be always needed, it is not only to fulfil the duties that you need to finish in deadline time, but also to encourage your mind and thoughts.
Abstract: No wonder you activities are, reading will be always needed. It is not only to fulfil the duties that you need to finish in deadline time. Reading will encourage your mind and thoughts. Of course, reading will greatly develop your experiences about everything. Reading habitual criminal is also a way as one of the collective books that gives many advantages. The advantages are not only for you, but for the other peoples with those meaningful benefits.

12 citations

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TL;DR: This gender/age matched inpatient treatment sample of 518 alcohol dependent subjects, confirmed that major crime is infrequent in females and the overlap between criminality and alcoholism in the same person might occur in accordance with the laws of probability or factors of inheritance.

11 citations

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TL;DR: In order to analyze the role that alcoholism plays in crime, three samples of alcoholics were compared and a strong positive correlation was shown between criminality and alcoholism severity defined according to certain social criteria.
Abstract: HE ROLE OF ALCOHOL IN CRIMINALITY is well known. The relation between alcoholism and criminality is less clear. Previous studies have found a high rate of alcoholism among criminals, especially among those guilty of serious crimes of violence (1, 2, 3). Criminality rates among alcoholics vary, however; several studies have shown a high rate of criminality but a relatively low incidence of serious crimes (4, 5). Alcoholism and its degrees of severity may be defined in different ways. The prevalence of criminality among alcoholics i apparently independent of the severity of the alcoholism (5). On the other hand, a strong positive correlation has been shown between criminality and alcoholism severity defined according to certain social criteria (6). In order to analyze the role that alcoholism plays in crime, we compared three samples of alcoholics.

10 citations