NEW YORK STATE'S 21 ALCOHOL PURCHASE AGE: UNANTICIPATED CONSEQUENCES IN THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY. DISSERTATION

This research investigates the hypothesis that passage of New York State's 21 alcohol purchase age created unanticipated consequences in college communities. The research demonstrates there have been consequences of the purchase age legislation which were not anticipated when the legislation was concieved. Five case studies (encompassing 5 colleges and their surrounding comunities) are employed to highlight change within these communities. The multiple case study method is utilized in order to sample a variety of campus/municipal personnel and to investigate in depth the environments of the colleges and their surrounding communities. The cases demonstrate that change (disruptive/disorderly behaviors, crime, vandalism, noise) have occurred in municipalities surrounding the colleges. In contrast, the campuses in the study have generally improved since the onset of the 21 purchase age. It is thus evident, that problems brought about by the changes in the alcohol purchase age in college campuses are causes of concern for both college and municipal officials.

  • Corporate Authors:

    State University of New York, Buffalo

    Transportation and Societal Systems
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14214
  • Authors:
    • Hayes-Sugarman, K M
  • Publication Date: 1988

Media Info

  • Pagination: 199 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Ord No. AAD88-23992
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM