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Alcohol, and its misuse, is the neglected issue in the Criminal Justice System - Discuss.

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  • Essay length: 3162 words
  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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Alcohol, and its misuse, is the neglected issue in the Criminal Justice System. Discuss

When the issue of drugs are raised within any context people's thoughts immediately turn to mostly illegal drugs. Heroin, cocaine, cannabis are the words that spring to mind. Tobacco, caffeine and alcohol, the legal drugs are not at the forefront of people's minds. It is often thought that the criminal justice system is also guilty of neglecting the issue of legal drugs within society and the context of crime, in particular alcohol. This assignment will discuss the misuse of alcohol and the issue of its neglect within the Criminal Justice System.

It will discuss how alcohol is misused in relation to other drugs and how the public and society perceives the use of alcohol. It will briefly show the change in use over the years and the impact it can have on health. It will discuss the position of the government in relation to alcohol and how they are tackling the issues surrounding it. It will also discuss the role of the probation service and agencies in combating alcohol addiction and related crime.

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