Community off-sales provision and the presence of alcohol-related detritus in residential neighbourhoods

Alasdair Forsyth, Neil Davidson

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This paper investigates the relationship between community off-sales premises and alcohol-related detritus (litter/remains) in residential neighbourhoods. This was accomplished by photographing all brand-identifiable alcohol product detritus (glass, packaging, etc.) where they lay and mapping these against the presence of off-sales outlets (licensed convenience stores) in the community. It was hypothesised that alcohol-related detritus would be greatest near to such alcohol outlets. However, although there was some evidence of a “broken bottles effect”, accumulations of alcohol-related detritus near some off-sales premises, it is concluded that local area deprivation is a better predictor of such alcohol-related incivility than is outlet provision. The implications of these findings are discussed in relation to current social responsibility policy developments which are designed to make the alcohol industry liable for alcohol-related incivilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-358
Number of pages10
JournalHealth and Place
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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Forsyth, Alasdair ; Davidson, Neil. / Community off-sales provision and the presence of alcohol-related detritus in residential neighbourhoods. In: Health and Place. 2010 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 349-358.
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