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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Reducing the harmful effects of alcohol misuse: the ethics of sobriety testing in criminal justice

Alcohol use and abuse play a major role in both crime and negative health outcomes in Scotland.

This paper provides a description and ethical and legal analyses of a novel remote alcohol monitoring scheme for offenders which seeks to reduce alcohol-related harm to both the criminal and the public.

It emerges that the prospective benefits of this scheme to health and public order vastly outweigh any potential harms.

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