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Officers' perspectives of policing alcohol-related incidents in and around licensed premises

Martin, Peter J. , Freeman, James E., & Davey, Jeremy D. (2012) Officers' perspectives of policing alcohol-related incidents in and around licensed premises. Police Practice and Research.

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    Alcohol-related harms are disproportionately represented in licensed-premises. This study aimed to investigate the practices and perceived capabilities of a group of police officers who engage in policing activities in and around licensed premises in a capital city policing district in an Australian jurisdiction. Analysis of the self-reported data revealed that the 254 participants were much more likely to attend to alcohol-related incidents outside rather than inside licensed premises. Policing licensed premises that involved an alcohol-related event was perceived as the most difficult task compared to other forms of police activities, which was mirrored by low levels of perceived knowledge regarding effective intervention strategies to deal with incidents inside licensed premises. The findings have direct implication in regards to training police officers, particularly increasing their perceived knowledge and skill level to deal with incidents inside licensed premises.

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    ID Code: 51335
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Version of iFirst publication : 07 Aug 2012
    Keywords: policing, incidents, perspectives, licensed premises
    DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2012.710460
    ISSN: 1561-4263
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
    Deposited On: 14 Aug 2012 08:51
    Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 22:51

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