Policing low level public disorder, antisocial behaviour and alcohol-related crime: from the metropolis to the tourist resort
This article focuses on the policing of public disorder in leisure and holiday areas, where antisocial behaviour and crime is often fuelled by alcohol and drug consumption, by using four examples from the academic and wider literature: policing of street disturbances between ‘mods’ and ‘rockers’ in 60s’ Brighton; policing the ‘schoolies’ holidaying on Australia’s Gold Coast; responding to Amsterdam’s reputation as a centre of drugs and sex tourism and at the end Faliraki, in Greece, revealed as the sex, drugs and alcohol destination for young people from Britain.
While concerned about the appropriate — and effective — style of policing, the author highlights available policy options to deal with the ‘police problem’ and emphasises the chances of ‘community involvement and multi-agency partnerships’.
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