Passing The Buck? Are local licensed grocers to blame for alcohol-related incivility in residential communities

Alasdair Forsyth, Neil Davidson

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Abstract

Since the turn of the millennium concerns over levels of alcohol-related incivility / anti-social behaviour in Scotland and how licensing law
should respond to these have become of increasing political salience (e.g. ‘Nicholson Committee Report’, 2004), to the extent that the current
Scottish Justice Minister has reportedly declared binge drinking to be our “national sport” (Gardham, 2007). Initially these concerns were directed
towards alcohol-related disorder associated with on-trade licensed premises, particularly those located in city centre night-time economies, rather than towards the off-trade sector or residential neighbourhoods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-95
Number of pages33
JournalScottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • alcohol abuse
  • licensed premises
  • alcohol-related violence

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