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The Licensing Act 2003, five years on: taking stock and stumbling into the future

Newton, Andrew D. (2011) The Licensing Act 2003, five years on: taking stock and stumbling into the future. Safer Communities, 10 (1). pp. 20-30. ISSN 1757-8043

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    Abstract

    This paper will reflect on the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 (LA03). It will focus primarily on how the LA03 has been introduced to, and influenced, the Night Time Economy (NTE). More specifically, it will examine the impact of LA03 on alcohol related crime, disorder and harm to health, within an urban context. It will review the evidence base for the impact of LA03, suggesting reasons why the UK experience of extended trading hours is not consistent with international evidence. It will examine the mixed findings from evaluations as to its success/failures/limited influence, and discuss its impact on a number of organisations involved in the promotion and safety of the NTE. It will highlight the continued struggles encountered within the NTE, between the promotion of an enjoyable and profitable NTE, and those who have responsibility for maintaining a safe NTE environment. It will also discuss potential extraneous factors that have superseded LA03, before concluding by offering and discussing some possible avenues for future direction.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Law, Criminology, Social Sciences, Criminal Law and Criminology, criminal justice
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    K Law > KD England and Wales
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 15:41
    Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 15:41
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9495

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