Should Alcohol Intoxication Plays A Larger Risk Factor For Some Types Of Violence

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This critical review discusses an article that examines whether alcohol intoxication plays a larger risk factor for some types of violence than others (Felson, Burchfield, & Teasdale, 2007, p. 1057). The study was conducted based on assault victimization collected by participants in the National Violence against Women and Men Survey (NVAW) (Felson, Burchfield, & Teasdale, 2007, p. 1059). The data was collected in between 1995 and 1996 with a sample of 8,000 women and 8,000 men aged 18 and older (p. 1060). The result of the research supported the hypothesis that offenders who assault strangers are more likely to be drinking than offenders who assault people they know. Criminals who attack partners are least likely to be drinking. However, the collected samples did not support the hypothesis that offenders who sexually assault people they know are likely to be drinking (Felson, Burchfield, & Teasdale, 2007, p. 1064). It is still arguably whether disputes involving people who know each other are more intense and may lead to an assault without the accommodating effect of alcohol (Felson, Burchfield, & Teasdale, 2007, p. 1057).
Several relationships between alcohol use and the commission of physical aggression have been reported with some consistency (Cogan & Ballinger III, 2006, p. 924). The authors divided the article into two parts. One was the discussion on physical assault and the other was about sexual assault. Felson et al (2007, p.1058) argued about how alcohol plays a

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