Evaluating harm-reduction initiatives in a night-time economy and music festival context

Garius, L., Ward, B., Teague, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-9822-5301 and Tseloni, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012, 2020. Evaluating harm-reduction initiatives in a night-time economy and music festival context. In: V. Ceccato and M.K. Nalla, eds., Crime and fear in public places: towards safe, inclusive and sustainable cities. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 362-378. ISBN 9780429352775

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Pubs, clubs and music festivals are places characterized by increased alcohol consumption. Drinkaware, a UK alcohol awareness charity, delivered two crime-prevention initiatives designed to reduce alcohol-related harm among young adults: the “Drinkaware Crew” initiative implemented at night-time economy (NTE) venues, and, more recently, the Drinkaware “Festival Crew”. This chapter uses mixed methods to present (a) an outcome evaluation of the societal impact of the “Drinkaware Crew” initiative using routinely collected data, and (b) a process evaluation examining the transferability of the “Drinkaware Crew” initiative to a music festival-context. Findings indicate that the Drinkaware Crew occupy a unique gap in existing NTE and festival infrastructures. However, several improvements to the data available are recommended to ensure that such initiatives are thoroughly evidence-based.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Chapter 19
Creators: Garius, L., Ward, B., Teague, K. and Tseloni, A.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abingdon
Date: 2020
ISBN: 9780429352775
Rights: This content is Open Access under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 25 Apr 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2022 12:40
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36342

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