An Investigation into the environmental impact of off-licensed premises on residential neighbourhoods

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Dokumentart: Report
Date: 2007-11
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Alkohol , Einzelhandel
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In recent times there has been a great deal of concern about levels of anti-social behaviour across the UK. Several reports have investigated the role of alcohol as a potentially important contributor to this problem. Most research has concentrated on public houses and nightclubs. This is in contrast to the view that the off-trade sector is indicated as the source of the current rise in alcohol consumption across the UK over the past 20 years. This research focusing on licensed convenience stores (grocers / newsagents) operating in residential areas and these often provide a broad range of services for the wider community, not just drinkers or the over-18s. The impact of such premises on residents is likely to be continuous and long-lasting, affecting the whole community.

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