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Alcohol, violence, and a fast growing male population: Exploring a risky-mix in "Boomtown" Darwin

Ennis, Gretchen M. and Finlayson, Mary P. (2015). Alcohol, violence, and a fast growing male population: Exploring a risky-mix in "Boomtown" Darwin. Social Work in Public Health,30(1):51-63.

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Title Alcohol, violence, and a fast growing male population: Exploring a risky-mix in "Boomtown" Darwin
Author Ennis, Gretchen M.
Finlayson, Mary P.
Journal Name Social Work in Public Health
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1937-1918   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84919807918
Start Page 51
End Page 63
Total Pages 13
Place of Publication United States
Publisher Routledge
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Boomtowns are places where populations grow rapidly, mostly as a result of large-scale natural resource developments. Increases in alcohol consumption and alcohol-fuelled violence are often linked to influxes of (predominantly male) workers associated with such developments. This article provides an integrated review of literature concerning alcohol and violence in boomtowns. The authors aim to understand the links between these issues and explore how negative impacts have been addressed. New learning from the review is considered in the context of Darwin, a newly booming city in Australia's Northern Territory. The authors find that although alcohol-related violence is likely to increase, there is limited literature concerning the prevention or mitigation of negative impacts in boomtown contexts. The need for research, planning, and policy making involving all stakeholders is highlighted.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2014.938392   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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