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dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Gentry
dc.contributor.authorRansley, Janet
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:16:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:16:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-03-27T23:02:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0265-8240
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9930.2011.00353.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/50020
dc.description.abstractViolence in entertainment districts is a major problem across urban landscapes throughout the world. Research shows that licensed premises are the third most common location for homicides and serious assaults, accounting for one in ten fatal and nonfatal assaults. One class of interventions that aims to reduce violence in entertainment districts involves the use of civil remedies: a group of strategies that use civil or regulatory measures as legal "levers" to reduce problem behavior. One specific civil remedy used to reduce problematic behavior in entertainment districts involves manipulation of licensed premise trading hours. This article uses generalized linear models to analyze the impact of lockout legislation on recorded violent offences in two entertainment districts in the Australian state of Queensland. Our research shows that 3 a.m. lockout legislation led to a direct and significant reduction in the number of violent incidents inside licensed premises. Indeed, the lockouts cut the level of violent crime inside licensed premises by half. Despite these impressive results for the control of violence inside licensed premises, we found no evidence that the lockout had any impact on violence on streets and footpaths outside licensed premises that were the site for more than 80 percent of entertainment district violence. Overall, however, our analysis suggests that lockouts are an important mechanism that helps to control the level of violence inside licensed premises but that finely grained contextual responses to alcohol-related problems are needed rather than one-size-fits-all solutions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom55
dc.relation.ispartofpageto79
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw & Policy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolice Administration, Procedures and Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleViolence in and around Entertainment Districts: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Late-Night Lockout Legislation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRansley, Janet A.
gro.griffith.authorMazerolle, Lorraine A.


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