Violence in the night-time economy is a key priority for the police, crime and disorder reduction partnerships (CDRPs) and local authorities (LAs) across England and Wales, and there have been a plethora of new policies and strategies introduced to help tackle the problem in recent years. This paper discusses the effects of key policy changes, including the introduction of the Licensing Act 2003 and the publication of the National Alcohol Strategy, on the day-to-day delivery of frontline services. This paper highlights how national crime reduction initiatives and strategies, such as the tackling violent crime programme (TVCP) and alcohol misuse enforcement campaigns (AMECs) were implemented at a local level. Other interventions, such as the use of head-mounted cameras for evidence gathering and the introduction of the Best Bar None scheme are also discussed in relation to reducing night-time economy violence.
|Journal||Crime Prevention and Community Safety|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|