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NCJ Number: 228903 Find in a Library
Title: This Town's a Different Town Today: Policing and Regulating the Night-Time Economy
Journal: Criminology and Criminal Justice  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:November 2009  Pages:465-485
Author(s): Phil Hadfield; Stuart Lister
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Alcohol Education and Research Council (AERC)
London, SW1H 9JX
Grant Number: R 03/2006
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article explores contemporary state responses to the night-time economy (NTE) in England and Wales.
Abstract: A dramatic acceleration of statutory activity, with 12 new or revised powers, and several more in prospect was identified in this article from findings of a broad 2-year qualitative investigation of local and national developments in alcohol policy. Drawing from these findings, this article examines recent policing and regulatory response to the night-time economy (NTE) in England and Wales. It explores the degree to which the introduction of such powers has translated into a sustained expansion of control. This control is overtaken with tensions and ambiguities that reflect the ad hoc nature and rapid escalation of the regulatory architecture. The article begins by tracing the recent history of police campaigns and new legislation which involve major intensifications of state control, and then describes and analyzes various civil/criminal and public/private mechanisms for regulating public and quasi-public space. Table and references
Main Term(s): Social control
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Antisocial attitudes; Deviance; England; Government reactions to crime; Police crime-prevention; Policy; Policy analysis; United Kingdom (UK); Urban area studies; Urban criminality; Wales
Note: Special issue on Urban Safety, Anti-social Behavior, and the Night-time Economy, for additional articles see NCJ-228900-902 and NCJ-228904-905.
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