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Handgun purchasers with a previous DUI conviction are more likely to be violent and commit crimes than handgun purchasers without a DUI record

New research suggests that handgun purchasers with a previous DUI conviction are more likely to commit violence crimes than handgun purchasers without a DUI record. Researchers identified every individual between 21 and 49 years old who legally purchased a handgun in California in 2001; researchers then identified any violent crime…

Does alcohol consumption contribute to aggression? Why are some people more violent when they drink?

Some people become more aggressive or violent when they drink alcohol; they pick fights with others, shout, and say inappropriate things. The reason certain individuals display this aggressive behavior after alcohol consumption is that alcohol lowers inhibitions and relaxes. When we drink excessively, these inhibitions decrease and our tendencies to…

Can a violent relationship get better? Understanding the difference between characterological and situational violence

Violent relationships are never okay, but is it possible for them to get better? That depends on if it’s characterological violence or situational violence. Characterological violence is rooted in controlling and dominating behavior; this form of abuse is often innate and unchangeable, which means the relationship is likely unsalvageable. Situational…

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