A criminology expert criticised the government for demonising young binge drinkers while doing nothing to curb the excesses of alcohol’s producers and retailers, and sidelining the plight of older drinkers Dick Hobbs, a professor of criminology at Durham University, said older people were most likely to succumb to alcohol-related deaths and not young binge drinkers. He said “the entire research community” rejected a relaxation of the licensing laws. The Times 18/06/05 page 34