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NCJ Number: 227790 Find in a Library
Title: Tackling Violence in the Night-Time Economy on the Ground: Putting Policy Into Practice in England and Wales
Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:July 2009  Pages:189-203
Author(s): Amy Burrell; Rosie Erol
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 15
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper discusses the effects of key policy changes in Great Britain intended to control and prevent violence in the 'night-time economy' (NTE).
Abstract: Great Britain's Licensing Act 2003 revolutionized the licensing of liquor-serving establishments and introduced a range of police powers designed to support enforcement of the Act. This Act works in conjunction with numerous other laws in order to counter violence and disorder in the NTE. Work has also been done to translate policy into practice based on a number of initiatives funded through the Home Office. These have focused on working closely with police forces and local authorities identified as having particular violent crime problems. The main initiatives were the alcohol misuse enforcement campaigns (AMECs), the Tackling Violent Crime Program (TVCP), and the Tackling Underage Sale of Alcohol Campaign (TUSAC). The features and effects of these initiatives are described and discussed in this article. The focus is on recent policy developments associated with alcohol-related violent crime, how enhanced police powers have been used following the Licensing Act 2003, and how policy imitatives to counter violence related to the NTE have been implemented. Strategic decisionmaking and policy development are discussed. Issues pertinent to service delivery are highlighted through a case study. Also addressed are the problems associated with defining and analyzing the NTE problem, an issue that can hinder the development of operational tactics and the reliability of evaluations of various policies and practices. 3 tables and 33 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Alcoholic beverage consumption; England; Licensing; Violence prevention; Wales
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