9781137457646

Safety and Security in Transit Environments An Interdisciplinary Approach

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    9781137457646

  • ISBN10:

    1137457643

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-08-12
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Safety and Security in Transit Environments presents important interdisciplinary approaches to safety and security on public transport from leading international authors. The book develops a conceptual framework and demonstrates that transit safety and security is dependent on multi-scale dimensional conditions acting at various geographical scales in the urban environment. These include: the micro-environmental attributes of a node (a stop or station), the characteristics of the immediate environment and its wider neighbourhood (the meso and macro transit settings), and the importance of considering all settings encountered in a journey ('door to door') from the perspective of all its users. This important volume identifies key challenges and complexities in addressing security and safety concerns in transit settings, policy recommendations for prevention, and new frontiers for research at transit settings.

This book contains one chapter that is available open access under a CC BY license.

Author Biography

Vania Ceccato is Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
 
Andrew Newton is Senior Research Fellow at the Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface: Crime in Motion; Marcus Felson 
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY AND SECURITY IN TRANSIT ENVIRONMENTS
1. Aim, Scope, Conceptual Framework and Definitions; Vania Ceccato and Andrew Newton
2. Theoretical Perspectives of Safety and Security in Transit Environments; Andrew Newton and Vania Ceccato 
PART II: TRANSPORT NODES AND THE MICRO ENVIRONMENT
3. Apple Picking: The Rise of Electronic Device Thefts in Boston Subways; Kendra Gentry
4. An Assessment of Guardianship Opportunities as Provided by the Environments of Transit Stations; Adriaan Cornelis Uittenbogaard
5. The Geography of Pickpocketing at Bus Stops: An Analysis of Grid Cells; Vania Ceccato, Oded Cats and Qian Wang
6. In and Around: Identifying Predictors of Theft Within and Near to Major Mass Underground Transit Systems; Andrew Newton, Henry Partridge and Andy Gill 
PART III: ON THE MOVE: THE TRANSIT JOURNEY
7. 'Wolves to the Door' or 'Lambs to the Slaughter'? Crime Opportunity Searches on a New Public Transport System; Christopher M. Sedelmaier
8. Adolescents' Fears of Violence in Transit Environments During Daily Activities; Douglas Wiebe, Therese Richmond, Jed Poster, Wensheng Guo, Paul Allison and Charles Branas
9. Crowd Spatial Patterns at Bus Stops: Security Implications and Effects of Warning Messages; Réka Solymosi, Hervé Borrion, and Taku Fujiyama 
PART IV: TRANSIT SYSTEMS AND THE WIDER URBAN ENVIRONMENT: MESO AND MACRO SETTINGS
10. Crime, Transportation and Malignant Mixes; Ward Adams, Christopher R. Herrmann, Marcus Felson
11. Public Bus Stops and the Meso Environment: Understanding the Situational Context of Street Robberies; Timothy Hart and Terance Miethe
12. Areas Where Vulnerable Public Transit Commuters Reside: A Method for Targeting Crime-Prevention and other Resources to Address Local Area Problems; Sung-suk Violet Yu and Martha Smith
13. The Impact of Crime and Neighbourhood Enclosures on Travel Behaviour and Transport Patterns in South Africa; Trudi Smit, Karina Landman and Christoffel Venter
14. Crime in and around Metro Transit Stations: Exploring the Utility of Opportunity Theories of Crime; Nancy La Vigne
15. Perception of Disorder and Crime, and Responses to Them in Japanese Mega Railway Stations; Seiji Shibata, Kazunori Hanyu, Tomoko Doi Hata, Yoshiko Yamaoka 
PART V: A USER PERSPECTIVE OF TRANSIT SETTINGS
16. Intimidated Riders: US Women's Perspectives About Safety in Transit Settings; Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
17. Gender Equality and Safety, a Challenge for Transport Planning: Moving Away from Stereotypes and Stereotypical Attitudes and Habits; Lena Levin
18. Sexual Harassment against People with Mental Disabilities in Transit Environments: Implications on Services and Clinics; Antonio Iudici
19. Enhancing Mobility and Perceived Safety via ICT: The Case of a Navigation System for Visually Impaired Users; Jana Sochor
20. Practical Challenges and New Research Frontiers in Transit Safety and Security; Vania Ceccato and Andrew Newton

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