Multi-Agency Liquor Enforcement study
This study, commissioned with funding from the Cross Departmental Research Pool, sought to test the effectiveness of targeted multi-agency enforcement at reducing the harm caused by intoxication and other risky drinking behaviours in licensed premises.
The study used a quasi-experimental interrupted time series research design to assess the impact of heightened enforcement activity in licensed premises by regulatory and enforcement agencies. The impact of heightened enforcement was compared to normal levels of enforcement activity.
The research was undertaken in three areas – Manukau East, the northern suburbs of Christchurch and Queenstown – and took place over a period 10 months, between March and December 2006.