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Alcohol and controlling risks through nudges.

Brooks, Thom (2015) 'Alcohol and controlling risks through nudges.', The new bioethics : a multidisciplinary journal of biotechnology and the body., 21 (1). pp. 46-55.


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.

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Date accepted:01 April 2015
Date deposited:10 April 2015
Date of first online publication:May 2015
Date first made open access:01 May 2017

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