Top Downloaded Article of November 2012

Ph.D. Student Nancy Kepple and Professor Bridget Freisthler have the top downloaded article of 2012 at the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Exploring the Ecological Association Between Crime and Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Abstract: Routine activities theory purports that crime occurs in places with a suitable target, motivated offender, and lack of guardianship. Medical marijuana dispensaries may be places that satisfy these conditions, but this has not yet been studied. The current study examined whether the density of medical marijuana dispensaries is associated with crime. JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

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This year's top downloads of original research/reviews

Articles from 2012:

1) Exploring the ecological association between crime and medical marijuana dispensaries Kepple NJ, Freisthler B J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 Jul;73(4):523-30

2) Alcohol-related risk of driver fatalities: An update using 2007 data Voas RB, Torres P, Romano E, Lacey JH J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 May;73(3):341-50

3) Brain response to working memory over three years of adolescence: Influence of initiating heavy drinking Squeglia LM, Pulido C, Wetherill RR, Jacobus J, Brown GG, Tapert SF J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 Sep;73(5):749-60

4) Neighborhood disadvantage and adult alcohol outcomes: Differential risk by race and gender [OPEN ACCESS] Karriker-Jaffe KJ, Zemore SE, Mulia N, Jones-Webb R, Bond J, Greenfield TK J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 Nov;73(6):865-73

5) Alcohol policies and practices among four-year colleges in the United States: Prevalence and patterns Lenk KM, Erickson DJ, Nelson TF, Winters KC, Toomey TL J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 May;73(3):361-7

Articles from 2011:

1) Heavy episodic drinking on college campuses: Does changing the legal drinking age make a difference? Rasul JW, Rommel RG, Jacquez GM, Fitzpatrick BG, Ackleh AS, Simonsen N, Scribner RA J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Jan;72(1):15-23

2) Gender-specific mediational links between parenting styles, parental monitoring, impulsiveness, drinking control, and alcohol-related problems Patock-Peckham JA, King KM, Morgan-Lopez AA, Ulloa EC, Moses JM J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Mar;72(2):247-58

3) Risk of marijuana use in male and female college student athletes and nonathletes Buckman JF, Yusko DA, Farris SG, White HR, Pandina RJ J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Jul;72(4):586-91

4) Alcohol use and related problems among college students and their noncollege peers: The competing roles of personality and peer influence Quinn PD, Fromme K J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Jul;72(4):622-32

5) They drink how much and where? Normative perceptions by drinking contexts and their association to college students' alcohol consumption Lewis MA, Litt DM, Blayney JA, Lostutter TW, Granato H, Kilmer JR, Lee CM J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2011 Sep;72(5):844-53