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Alcoholism and Criminality

Antisocial personality, alcoholism, and drug dependency are the most common psychiatric disorders associated with criminality, [said] Samuel B. Guze, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Guze based his talk on a long-term study of convicted felons begun in 1959. The psychiatric results of the first phase of the investigation showed alcoholism in 43% of the felons.

Three years later, a followup study showed alcoholism related to rates of recidivism. Of 121 parolees studied, 48 were alcoholics and 13 were questionable... Login to read more
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