Patron offending and intoxication in night time entertainment districts (POINTED)

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: September 2011
  • Expected end date: December 2012
  • Completion date: March 2013
  • Funded by: NDLERF
  • Lead organisation:

This project will determine the factors and correlates associated with alcohol-related violence in licensed venues and night-time entertainment precincts across five Australian cities (two regional and three metropolitan). The primary aim of the project is to measure levels of pre-drinking, drinking in venues, intoxication, illicit drug use and harmful drinking practices (such as mixing with energy drinks) of patrons in enterainment areas, and relating this to offending, risky behaviour and harms experienced. The project will also investigate the effects of license type, trading hours, duration of drinking episodes and geographical location on intoxication, offending, voilence and experience of harm. Methods will include patron interviews (incorporating breathlysing and drug testing) and intensive venue observations. The information gathered through this project will inform prevention and enforcement approaches of both police and venue staff.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Project staff: Tina Lam, Curtin University

Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Professor
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
t.n.chikritzhs@curtin.edu.au
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Coomber, K., Chikritzhs, T., N., Morgan, A., Lam, T., Droste, N., Mayshak, R., Curtis, A., Guadagno, B., Hyder, S., Gilmore, W., Peacock, A., Bruno, R., Taylor, N. and Miller, P., G. (2017). Targeting at-risk samples through brief face-to-face interviews in night-time entertainment precincts. Journal of Substance Use. DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2017.1410239 [RJ1389] View web page

Coomber, K., Mayshak, R., Hyder, S., Droste, N., Curtis, A., Pennay, A., Gilmore, W., Lam, T., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Miller, P., G. (2017). Demographic and substance use factors associated with non-violent alcohol-related injuries among patrons of Australian night-time entertainment districts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, (1), pp. 75. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14010075 [RJ1297] View web page

Curtis, A., Coomber, K., Droste, N., Hyder, S., Mayshak, R., Lam, T., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Miller, P., G. (2017). Consumption plans for the rest of the night among Australian nightlife patrons. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 6, (1), pp. 19-25. DOI: 10.7895/ijadr.v6i1.243 [RJ1352] View web page

Droste, N., Miller, P., G., Kaestle, C., Curtis, A., Hyder, S., Coomber, K., Pennay, A., Chikritzhs, T., N., Lam, T. and Gilmore, W. (2017). Comparing levels of blood alcohol concentration and indicators of impairment in nightlife patrons. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12639 [RJ1374] View web page

Hyder, S., Coomber, K., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Curtis, A., Mayshak, R., Lam, T., Gilmore, W., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Miller, P., G. (2017). Correlates of verbal and physical aggression among patrons of licensed venues in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12552 [RJ1249] View web page

Miller, P., G., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Jenkinson, R., Quinn, B., Chikritzhs, T., N., Tomsen, S., Wadds, P., Jones, S., Palmer, D., Barrie, L., Lam, T., Gilmore, W. and Lubman, D. (2014). Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED). In Manton, L., Room, R., Giorgi, C. and Thorn, M. (eds.) Stemming the tide of alcohol: Liquor licensing and the public interest. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in collaboration with the University of Melbourne. [CH203]

Miller, P., G., Pennay, A., Droste, N., Jenkinson, R., Quinn, B., Chikritzhs, T., N., Tomsen, S., Wadds, P., Jones, S., Palmer, D., Barrie, L., Lam, T., Gilmore, W. and Lubman, D. (2013). Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED). National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. [M80] Download PDF Abstract

Miller, P., G., Pennay, A., Jenkinson, R., Droste, N., Chikritzhs, T., N., Tomsen, S., Wadds, P., S, J., Palmer, D., Barrie, L. and Lubman, D. (2013). Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED): A Study Protocol. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2, (1), pp. 69-76. DOI: 107895/ijadr.v2i1.74 [RJ985] View web page

Miller, P., G. (2013). Patron offending and intoxication in night time entertainment districts (POINTED). [CH200]