Support for Alcohol Law Enforcement Linked to News Media


Readers of news articles involving a violent crime are more likely to support alcohol law enforcement laws, a new study suggests.

Those who read the articles later showed more support for enforcing laws regarding serving intoxicated people, sales to underage youth and open containers, compared to those who had read the other articles.

This is particularly important, researchers said of the article that ran in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, because the results show that under reporting of alcohol related crime undermines serious public health issues.

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