Diazepam is a benzodiazepine which has a history of usage among problem drug using groups. It has also been linked to aggression in laboratory settings. This article will examine illicit diazepam use and violence amongst predominantly alcohol-orientated offenders. A self-complete survey of male Young Offenders (n¿=¿172) recruited during their induction into Scotland's only Young Offender's Institution was carried out during 2007. Qualitative interviews (n¿=¿30) were conducted during 2008 on another sample recruited in the same way.
- young offenders