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Reconsidering the relationship between alcohol and lethal violence


The authors interviewed 100 men (mean age 27) imprisoned for homicide (75%) or aggravated assault (25%), and asked each about the violent conflict leading to his arrest, and to also recall the most serious conflict he handled non-violently during the same time period. This case-control study found that if the respondent had a gun, the odds of lethal violence was about 8 times greater; the relationship... read more >