‘It lets out all my demons’: Female young offenders’ perceptions about the impact of alcohol on their offending behaviour

Alexandra Newbury, Gavin Dingwall

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Abstract

The paper reports on findings from 55 qualitative face-to-face interviews with young offenders, and observations of 41 youth offender panel meetings over an 18-month period taking place in two Youth Offending Teams in the Southeast of England. It discusses the perception of correlation between drunkenness and offending asserted by a high number of the female offenders and compares this to perceptions of male offenders, both in this research and from previous research studies. The research brings into question whether current interventions are effective and puts forward suggestions for capitalizing on the apparent greater willingness of female offenders to acknowledge the significant negative impact of drunkenness on their behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-291
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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