Responding to Alcohol-Related Crime and Disorder in England and Wales: Understanding the Government's ‘Blitz’
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- Dingwall, G. Secur J (2007) 20: 284. doi:10.1057/palgrave.sj.8350050
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In a much-publicized attempt to reduce “alcohol-related” crime and disorder, the Government in England and Wales have radically reformed the licensing of alcohol and have introduced a range of other measures designed to curb problematic drinking. This article aims to analyse why “alcohol-related” crime and disorder came to dominate the criminal justice agenda at that time and why so radical a response emerged despite the extensive concerns of professional groups and the adverse experience of some other jurisdictions that have adopted similar strategies.