Patron banning in the nightlife entertainment districts: a key informant perspective

Miller, Peter, Curtis, Ashlee, Palmer, Darren, Warren, Ian and McFarlane, Emma 2016, Patron banning in the nightlife entertainment districts: a key informant perspective, Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, vol. 77, no. 4, pp. 606-611, doi: 10.15288/jsad.2016.77.606.

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Title Patron banning in the nightlife entertainment districts: a key informant perspective
Author(s) Miller, PeterORCID iD for Miller, Peter
Curtis, AshleeORCID iD for Curtis, Ashlee
Palmer, DarrenORCID iD for Palmer, Darren
Warren, IanORCID iD for Warren, Ian
McFarlane, Emma
Journal name Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs
Volume number 77
Issue number 4
Start page 606
End page 611
Total pages 6
Publisher Alcohol Research Documentation
Place of publication New Brunswick, N.J.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1938-4114
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Substance Abuse
Summary OBJECTIVE: Alcohol-related harm in and around licensed venues is associated with substantial costs. Many interventions have been introduced in an effort to combat these harms, and one such intervention is known as patron banning. Patron banning involves prohibiting patrons who have been violent or disorderly in a licensed venue in an attempt to reduce alcohol-related harm. It can be implemented by the venue, by members of police, or by liquor accords. This study aimed to obtain key informant perspectives on the benefits of patron banning as well as on the effectiveness of patron banning in reducing alcohol-related harm. METHOD: Thirty-six key informants provided perspectives on patron banning through in-depth interviews that were part of a larger study. RESULTS: Key informants were supportive of patron banning for reducing alcohol-related harm, noting that it had many benefits including increased venue safety, general risk management, and deterrence of antisocial behavior. Although processes for banning were not always consistent, identification scanners were generally recognized as a way to ensure that patron banning was enforced. CONCLUSIONS: Key informants viewed patron banning as an effective measure for increasing patron safety and reducing alcohol-related harms.
Language eng
DOI 10.15288/jsad.2016.77.606
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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