Crime on public transport

Newton, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-2491-8401, 2014. Crime on public transport. In: G. Bruinsma and D. Weisburd, eds., Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. New York, NY: Springer, pp. 709-720. ISBN 9781461456896

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Abstract

This entry examines how crime concentrates and is potentially specialized within and around the public transport system. It begins by defining public transport for the purposes of this discussion and outlines why this is an area of importance. It also discusses some of the reasons why there is a paucity of evidence into crime on public transport and the unique challenges this system poses for identifying and analyzing concentrations of crime. It describes how public transport networks provide a number of unique settings (places and times) across which crime and disorder can occur. These include in and around stations and stops and on board moving vehicles. The public transport network brings increased accessibility to places, and this creates distinctive patterns of offending. This entry reviews the international evidence for the manifestations of crime in these situations and considers the theoretical reasons and explanations for such events and the extent to which these may be specialized. It then examines the prevention opportunities offered by the crime concentrations and specializations identified and some emerging trends and future avenues for research.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Newton, A.
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781461456896
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/978-1-4614-5690-2_301DOI
1351791Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 12 Aug 2020 08:04
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40434

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