Youth binge drinking

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To what extent is youth violence, crimes and anti-social behaviour linked to youths binge drinking.
Binge drinking can be defined as an excessive consumption of alcohol within a short period of time to get drunk. This essay will focus on how youth violence, crime and anti-social behaviour is linked to youths binge drinking. It is widely known that the youths in United Kingdom start drinking at an early stage of their lives. Talbot and Crabbe (n.d.) state that “government statistics suggest that… the amount of alcohol consumed by younger adolescents aged 11-13 continues to climb.” Underage drinking is linked to binge drinking as youths are not mature and responsible enough to think of the consequences. BBC News (2003) mentioned that “A
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It is also known that regretful sexual activity is a leverage of youths heavy drinking. An article by The Christian Institute (2011) expresses the concern of youths engaging in alcohol-fuelled sex. The article states that “those binge drinking three or more times a week were over five times more likely than non-binge drinkers to have had sex they regretted following alcohol”. It was also suggested that it is time for ministers should have a stricter attitude towards youths binge drinking. The article goes on to declare that the government has failed to control the issue of youths misusing alcohol.

Having considered all of the points above, there are arguments about youth violence, crime and anti-social behaviour not relating to binge drinking. It is common for youths to go through a rebellious phase. During the stage of rebellion, crimes will be committed due to peer pressure or low family income. A report by Taylor (2003) claims that street robberies were urged on by the fear of youths being left out and bullied. This suggests that young people are very affected by how they are perceived in the eyes of other individuals which instigate them to commit crime. A research by Jacobson and Kirby (2012) mentions that lack of discipline was evidently the root to youth crimes. The research also mentions that boredom as
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