An examination of alcohol policy in England

Latto, Deborah Ann (2012) An examination of alcohol policy in England. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    In England the government’s alcohol strategy has historically has tended to avoid the measures that are widely acknowledged as being effective in tackling alcohol misuse. Instead it has employed methods that are limited in their effectiveness and focus predominantly on personal responsibility. Whilst personal responsibility is important we must acknowledge the part the alcohol industry plays in current issues we are experiencing in the UK with alcohol misuse. The alcohol industry is a massive industry with immense influence and in the past governments has trusted the industry to self-regulate. The latest government strategy appears to be taking a tougher approach both with the industry and the individual and is starting to introduce some of the more proven methods of tackling alcohol misuse. This document will look at the development of alcohol policy, before examining the current situation of alcohol misuse in England. It will them discuss the policies that have been in place over recent years before ending with a look at some of the measure not previously used in England and finishing with a brief look at the latest strategy published in March 2012.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 16:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:11

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