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Screening for Alcohol Use in Criminal Justice Settings: An Exploratory Study

Coulton, Simon, Newbury-Birch, Dorothy, Cassidy, Paul, Dale, Veronica, Deluca, Paolo, Gulvarry, Eilish, Godfrey, Christine, Heather, Nick, Kaner, Eileen, Oyefeso, Adenekan, and others. (2012) Screening for Alcohol Use in Criminal Justice Settings: An Exploratory Study. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47 (4). pp. 423-427. ISSN 0735-0414. (doi:10.1093/alcalc/ags048) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:29758)

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Abstract

Aims: To examine the feasibility and acceptability of alcohol screening and delivery of brief interventions within criminal

suites within police stations, three prisons and three probation offices). Measurements: The Fast Alcohol Screening Test (FAST)

Identification Test (AUDIT) as the ‘gold standard’. Participants completed a health status questionnaire (EQ5D), questions on

brief interventions and about perception of coercion were included. Findings: Five hundred and ninety-two individuals were

13.5) and 73% scored 8 or more on AUDIT. A higher percentage of those approached in the probation setting consented to take part

9.4%; P < 0.001) and less likely to be involved in offences involving property (27.7 vs 45.3%; P = 0.03). Three quarters of the

had acceptable screening properties when compared with AUDIT with area under the curves of 0.97 and 0.92, respectively.

health and criminal behaviour. Of the three criminal justice settings, probation was found to be the most suitable for screening.

Participants were positive about receiving interventions for their alcohol use in probation settings.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/alcalc/ags048
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcoholism and intemperance
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 09:15 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29758 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Coulton, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3274
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