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NCJ Number: NCJ 242665     Find in a Library
Title: Comparative Analysis of Infractions in Texas Alcohol Establishments and Adult Entertainment Clubs
Journal: Criminal Justice Studies  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:March 2013  Pages:30 to 42
Author(s): James Jarrett ; Bruce Kellison ; Noël Busch-Armendariz ; Yeolib Kim
Date Published: 03/2013
Page Count: 13
Document: PDF 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared administrative and criminal violations data from the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission for all adult entertainment clubs (AECs) serving alcohol against a randomly selected sample of bars in the State of Texas.
Abstract: A crucial yet disputed element in the attempt to regulate sexually oriented businesses has been the negative secondary effects these firms have on nearby businesses and residential communities. This paper addresses a new dimension of the negative effects from such businesses by examining data on administrative and criminal infractions inside a large number of sexually oriented businesses and a comparable group of alcohol establishments. The authors compared administrative and criminal violations data from the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission for all adult entertainment clubs (AECs) serving alcohol against a randomly selected sample of bars in the State of Texas. The authors found that there are important differences between the clubs and bars in 10 of the 23 t-test comparisons. What is more, even though alcohol-related infractions are the most common type of infraction for both AECs and for bars, the number of sex- and drug-related offenses was consistently more prevalent for sexually oriented businesses than for bars. In contrast, the bars have much higher numbers of criminal violations, primarily because of the higher incidence of infractions involving minors. This paper contributes to the literature on negative primary and secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Entertainment establishments
Index Term(s): Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ; Urban area studies ; Alcohol-Related Offenses ; Sex establishments ; State regulations ; Texas
   
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