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dc.contributor.authorHomel, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarvolth, Russellen_US
dc.contributor.authorHauritz, Margeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcIlwain, Gillianen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeague, Rosieen_US
dc.contributor.editorJohn Saundersen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:07:57Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:07:57Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-07T03:33:05Z
dc.identifier.issn09595236en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09595230410001645529en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5005
dc.description.abstractThe Queensland Safety Action Projects operationalized a problem-focused responsive regulatory model in order to make nightclubs and other venues safer. A problem-focused approach requires a careful analysis of the total environment of licensed venues, including drinking and its controls but also the social and physical environments, patron mix and management practices. We present new analyses of observational data collected in 1994 and 1996 in the north Queensland cities of Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. Major reductions in aggression and violence were observed, as well as improvements in many aspects of the venue environment and management practices. We do not argue in this paper that the interventions caused the environmental and management changes, although we believe this to be true. Rather, our assumption is that whatever caused them, some of the environmental and management changes were critical to the reductions in aggression. Regression techniques were used to identify those factors that best explained the declines in aggression. For reduced physical violence four key predictors were identified: improved comfort, availability of public transport, less overt sexual activity and fewer highly drunk men. For reduced non-physical aggression, four key predictors were: fewer Pacific Islander patrons, less male swearing, fewer intoxicated patrons requiring that management be called and more chairs with armrests. The analyses are consistent with the argument that the control of drinking is necessary but not sufficient to reduce aggression and violence. [Homel R, Carvolth R, Hauritz M, McIlwain G, Teague R. Making licensed venues safer for patrons: what environmental factors should be the focus of interventions?en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713412284en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDrug and Alcohol Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390401en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321202en_US
dc.titleMaking licensed venues safer for patrons: what environmental factors should be the focus of interventions?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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