ABSTRACT

Whilst the previous chapters show that it can be difficult to attribute criminal events directly to the consumption of alcohol, a plethora of measures or strategies which are designed to prevent or reduce alcohol-related offending have been introduced. This chapter will review and evaluate a number of strategies that have been employed either to prevent alcohol-related crime or to police areas where drunken disorder is a particular problem. Given the then Home Secretary’s assessment of the situation in Britain’s towns and cities at night, this assessment could hardly be more timely.