Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
An association between alcohol and crime has been proposed for over forty years in Criminological Literature. The research conducted in this dissertation uses pooled data on alcohol, neighborhood characteristics, and crime in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The intention of the paper is to further augment our understanding of the alcohol-crime relationship by studying it at the macro-level. Using 278 Baton Rouge block groups as units of analysis, the results of the study confirm that the presence of package-only alcohol outlets have significant effects on assault and robbery within neighborhoods.
Costanza, Stephen Edgar, "Alcohol, Assault and Area: An Examination of Alcohol Availability and Crime in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana." (1998). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 6778.