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Sydney’s lockout laws: cutting crime or civil liberties?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The catalyst for the Institute of Criminology’s Forum on ‘Sydney’s Lockout Laws: Cutting Crime or Civil Liberties?’ was a rising tide of concern that measures introduced by the New South Wales (‘NSW’) Government in 2014, primarily designed to reduce alcohol-related violence, may have misjudged the balance required to simultaneously deliver on two community expectations: that residents and visitors in places likes Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD should have access to a dynamic entertainment scene supported by a healthy night-time economy and that those same residents and visitors should be, and feel, safe from violence.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • J. Quilter, 'Sydney’s lockout laws: cutting crime or civil liberties?' (2016) 28 (1) Current Issues in Criminal Justice 93-95.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2499/

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 93

End Page


  • 95

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The catalyst for the Institute of Criminology’s Forum on ‘Sydney’s Lockout Laws: Cutting Crime or Civil Liberties?’ was a rising tide of concern that measures introduced by the New South Wales (‘NSW’) Government in 2014, primarily designed to reduce alcohol-related violence, may have misjudged the balance required to simultaneously deliver on two community expectations: that residents and visitors in places likes Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD should have access to a dynamic entertainment scene supported by a healthy night-time economy and that those same residents and visitors should be, and feel, safe from violence.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • J. Quilter, 'Sydney’s lockout laws: cutting crime or civil liberties?' (2016) 28 (1) Current Issues in Criminal Justice 93-95.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2499/

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 93

End Page


  • 95

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia