Substance use and violence
Research proposals concerning the association between alcohol, drugs and violence (full text only available in Dutch)
- Ramaekers, J.G., Verkes, R.J., Amsterdam, J.G.C. van, Brink, W. van den, Goudriaan, A.E., Kuypers, K.P.C., Arends, R., Schellekens, A.F.A.
- Maastricht University - Faculty of Psychology and Neuro Sciences, Radboud UMC, Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam - AMC Psychiatry, WODC
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- Maastricht University - Faculty of Psychology and Neuro Sciences
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On January 1, 2017, a new bill to allow alcohol and drug testing in perpetrators of violence will come into force. The bill provides a legal basis for the deployment of alcohol and drug testing in violent offenders. The results of these tests can be taken into account in the conviction and sentencing stage of the criminal justice process. A comprehensive literature review shows that a number of important questions about substance use and violence are still unanswered (See link at: More information).
This report provides an important impetus for research proposals that address the questions above. This report describes the basic design conditions that future studies on the association between alcohol, drugs and violence should adhere to. This report also defines key outcome measures and how these can be optimized.
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