Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center Webinar :: Alcohol and Crime

The UDETC will be hosting a free webinar on November 17th from 3pm to 4:30pm. The Webinar is on Alcohol and Crime. Read the description below for more information and be sure to register today!

How many crimes are committed in this country where alcohol is a causal factor?

If you are a cop on the street you don't have to be a scientist to figure that out. Cops know the answer based on experience; it's a huge percentage, However, in a world where science is fact how do we really prove it. In the spring of 2005, the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police received grant funding from the Wyoming Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Program to collect and evaluate alcohol-related arrest data in ten counties in Wyoming for a period of six months. Although it had long been suspected that alcohol was a factor in a large number of custodial arrests in Wyoming, reliable data had not been available previously to more accurately determine the scope and impact of alcohol on crime in Wyoming. This pilot project was initiated with the expressed purpose of formulating effective enforcement strategies aimed at reducing the number of alcohol related crimes and traffic crashes in Wyoming. The data collection process has continued since 2005, has been refined and was expanded to include data collection in all twenty-three counties of Wyoming in 2006. The collection of data was then extended to a full twelve-month period in 2008. We’ve invited a well respected researcher in the field of criminal justice in Wyoming to discuss his conclusions of the study and what strategies are underway to inform Wyoming communities of the results and what communities can do to reduce alcohol related crime.

To register for this webinar click here.

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