Roles of Alcohol in Intimate Partner Abuse

Research and Development Grant

A three phase project examining the role alcohol plays in domestic abuse. Two-thirds of ‘domestic’ incidents known to the police were found to involve at least one of the couple concerned being ‘under the influence’ of alcohol. Furthermore those convicted of domestic abuse were more risky drinkers who associated their drinking with aggression more in comparison to other groups.

Building an evidence base on alcohol supply points

Research and Development Grant

This report presents the findings of a twelve month study conducted by the Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield. A pilot project sought to generate intelligence for managing areas with licensed premises by building an evidence base on alcohol supply points (ASPs).

“You don’t even wash your face, let alone anything else”

Research and Development Grant

Alcohol misuse or heavy consumption in general is associated with a number of poorer general and sexual health outcomes (including risky sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted infections). Women involved with the criminal justice system have been identified as a highly vulnerable population in terms of health; in addition, alcohol misuse has been found to be significant problem among female offenders, often coexisting with abuse of illicit substances.

Researching the effects of Digital Storytelling as a brief alcohol intervention for young people delivered in non-medical settings

Research and Development Grant

Digital Stories are short films which use photographs and music to address the consequences of binge drinking such as feeling ill, getting into trouble with the police, being in prison, and being hospitalised after a road traffic accident.

Implementation of the Licensing Act 2003: A national survey

Research and Development Grant

The Licensing Act 2003 is one of a number of changes aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm and promoting “sensible drinking”. What results, if any, have so far been observed?

An investigation into the environmental impact of off-license premises on residential neighbourhoods

Small Grant

The environmental impact of licensed convenience stores and supermarkets on residential neighbourhoods in the UK

Relationships between late night drinks marketing and alcohol related disorder

Research and Development Grant

Although alcohol-related disorder in public space is a long-standing problem throughout the UK, in recent years this issue has become much more policy relevant. Whether or not current concerns about the ‘binge drinking’ phenomenon are fully justified, there is no doubt that alcohol-related problems in the night-time economy are widespread, bringing many negative consequences not only for those directly involved, but also for the taxpayer, the licence trade industry, the industry’s employees, the law-abiding patrons of licensed premises, the emergency services and the public at large.

Binge Drinking and Emergency Departments

Small Grant

“Binge drinking” and associated harms in terms of health, crime and disorder have been extensively highlighted and are a cause of considerable concern in urban areas of the United Kingdom. This research set out to quantify the number of patient attendances at a busy adult and children’s Emergency Department that are directly attributable to binge drinking, and investigate ways in which inter-agency sharing of anonymised information may be used to design, implement and monitor interventions that will work to reduce these harms.

Are intoxicated males more aggressive or do aggressive males like a drink?

Research and Development Grant

Alcohol and violent crime are certainly associated. People who have committed a violent crime are often intoxicated when they commit the crime, however, this relation­ship can be understood in two ways. Does alcohol intoxication causes aggression or do people with an aggressive predisposition tend to misuse alcohol?