Innovation in crime prevention techniques is an increasingly important area of criminological research. Creating an awareness of the environmental and situational factors which may contribute to violence and motivating communities to become responsive to these factors can help in reducing crime. The authors of this Trends and Issues paper outline, in a very practical way, how community action can help prevent violence in and around licensed venues. The community action model for responsive regulation described here, which has been effective in certain Queensland cities, can be adapted to suit the needs of diverse communities.
This paper is taken from the report of research undertaken with the assistance of a grant from the Criminology Research Advisory Council.