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NCJ Number: 228015 Find in a Library
Title: Rules of Engagement: Policing Anti-Social Behaviour and Alcohol-Related Violence in and Around Licensed Premises
Author(s): Jenny Fleming
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-921306-67-9
Sale Source: New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Level 8, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000,
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report provides an overview of the ways in which Australian police services are adapting their systems and developing strategies to prevent and manage alcohol-related violence in and around licensed premises.
Abstract: This report identifies three police strategies developed to address the problem of alcohol-related violence and anti-social behavior in and around licensed premises in Australia: front-line strategies; monitoring and regulation strategies; and partnership strategies. Also identified are three trends: shift in enforcement from patron to premise; the shift in monitoring and regulation away from a decentralized approach and a return to a more centralized approach; and a more formal shift to working with and through partner organizations. Results suggest that the implementation of public order and safety task forces with a specific emphasis on licensing venues is a promising innovation. From a police perspective, the move to centralize monitoring and regulation has several benefits: the new units have improved communications between liquor licensing authorities and police, and fostered better relationships between the agencies; and the centralized units facilitate more efficient data collection and intelligence, nurture a better skills base, and allow for a much sharper focus on regulation and enforcement. Even in those jurisdictions not yet committed to a fully centralized approach, intelligence-led policing is becoming a standard feature of policing alcohol-related activity. References and notes
Main Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Foreign police
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol abuse prevention; Liquor law violations; Police campaigns; Police community relations; Police crime-prevention
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