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Crime prevention in public transportation : the route Zwolle-Emmen

Umans, Annelies (2020) Crime prevention in public transportation : the route Zwolle-Emmen.

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Abstract:This research explores the locations, times and type of offenses that take place in and around the train route Zwolle-Emmen, operated by Arriva, focusing specifically on pickpocketing, assault of public transport employees and vandalism/destruction of public transport property. For each of these offenses, Crime Scripts are constructed to provide insight into the modus operandi of offenders. Additionally, this research also proposes a number of Situational Crime Prevention measures to help prevent these crimes from recurring. Examples of these measures include, increasing CCTV awareness, installing electronic ticket gates at station Emmen, floodlighting at rail yards, offering incident-oriented trainings to public transport employees and encouraging employees to work in pairs, also known as “Buddying”. The majority of the data used in this research derives from police reports from the Basisvoorziening Handhaving (BVH) and BlueSpot Monitor (BSM) systems.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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