The Role of Alcohol Outlet Density in Reducing Domestic Violence in Alberta

In this paper, we examine the relationship between alcohol use and domestic violence, and explore whether policy changes - in particular the regulation of liquor store density - can be effective in preventing and reducing domestic violence. This paper outlines a rationale for implementing liquor outlet density controls in Alberta and offers examples of effective research, policy and enforcement strategies from other jurisdictions. It concludes with a list of ways that municipalities in Alberta could take action.
Wells, L., Dozois, E., & Esina, E. (2013). The role of alcohol outlet density in reducing domestic violence in Alberta. Calgary, AB: The University of Calgary, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.