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  • Investigating Campus Crime

    Students and parents are led to believe that NYU campus crime is far safer than it appears because of the difficulty of interpreting the crime reports. Nearly 97 percent of drug cases never reached the Public Safety department, and in seven years the department had never responded to incidents involving alcohol.
  • Milk, Bread and Crack Pipes

    After mini-mart owners in New York complained to police about the recent string of robberies at their businesses, WNEG-TV started an investigation and found that seven of ten mini-marts they investigated sold crack pipes from behind the counter. The pipes aren't classified as drug paraphernalia and therefore cannot be prohibited from being sold. However, most of the clerks who sold them either denied selling them or said they didn't know what they were for.
  • Raving madness?

    WFTS reports on the rave scene in the Tampa Bay area. Undercover cameras document open drug use and drug paraphernalia sales. The investigation found that paramedics were repeatedly called to the club for drug overdoses, that underage patrons were common, but that police seemed to be ignoring the place.
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    A Marin Institute study looks at the problem of unregulated advertising in Cyberspace. As alcohol advertisers search for creative ways to reach younger audiences, more underage children are finding alcohol billboards on the Internet that inform them how to join on-line beer and wine tastings, receive free alcohol paraphernalia, color a liquor ad and keep it as a computer screen saver, and even order alcohol. Congress has ignored the problem in its latest bill on telecommunications and responsible advertisers fear that even if Congress implements stricter regulations within the United States aggressive advertisers will simply put their alcohol and tobacco pages on the Internet from countries outside the United States.(Spring 1995)
  • Under the Influence in Cyberspace

    An investigation by the Marin Institute finds that roughly a third of high school seniors get drunk regularly and two-thirds drink often. The story shows that minors can join on-line beer and wine tastings, participate in interactive, bar scenes, and receive free alcohol company paraphernalia through the internet. (Spring, 1995)