ERIC Number: ED072193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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A Descriptive Study of the Skid Row Alcoholic in Houston, Texas. Criminal Justice Monograph, Volume II, No. 2.
Ross, Tommy W.
The purpose of this study was to establish a population profile of the skid row alcoholic in Houston, Texas and also to compare his demographic and drinking patterns with those of similar groups described in earlier studies made in other cities. Primary data sources for the study were interviews with 100 skid row alcoholics and with police and court officials and other persons involved with the problem. Secondary data were researched from the literature and published statistics. Evaluation of the survey results indicated that the typical skid row alcoholic in Houston resembled his counterpart in other areas of the country. Life styles and histories in the subculture are detailed and a demographic profile of the typical alcoholic is derived. Sample questionnaires and tabulated data are appended. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX. Inst. of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)