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Alcohol and Controlling Risks through Nudges

Brooks, Thom

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This article examines the relation of risks and public policy through the lens of alcohol and crime. Alcohol thus lives a double-life as a fountain of celebration while also a wellspring of potentially serious harms. The issue of how risks might be managed much better is approached through considering three different arenas within the criminal law concluding that it is a crude mechanism for grappling with complex issues of criminal responsibility for any higher risks associated with becoming under the influence. The article defends the use of nudges as an under explored area for public policy decision-making and proposes new policies based on them.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2015
Publication Date May 1, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 2, 2015
Publicly Available Date May 1, 2017
Journal New Bioethics
Print ISSN 2050-2877
Electronic ISSN 2050-2885
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 1
Pages 46-55
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