Making the Most of the Intoxication Excuse

  • Judith Rumgay


This chapter turns from the broad strategies and characterisations employed at City court to interpret case material, to a close study of the intoxication excuse advanced in mitigation. It examines firstly the styles of impression management adopted by alcohol-related offenders at court. It then considers variations in mitigation based on intoxication or alcoholism according to types of offence and offender.


Drug Addiction Excess Alcohol Drink Problem Impression Management Drug Addict 
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© Judith Rumgay 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith Rumgay
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  1. 1.Department of Social Policy and AdministrationLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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