See it, say it, sorted - Suspicious behaviour on public transport

Holly Jefferis, Calli Tzani, Thomas Williams

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The current paper aims to add to the under-researched field of responses to suspicious behaviour at train stations. It presents the results of an exploratory study to examine public perceptions of suspicious behaviour, in comparison to the criteria set out in the previous British Transport Police campaign “SEE IT, SAY IT, SORTED”. Data was collected through an online survey portal, which collected 245 responses. Results suggest contradictory perceptions compared to previous research. Participants deemed religion, ethnicity, avoidance, and the wearing of hooded clothing not to be indicators of suspicious behaviour. In conclusion, these results suggest that the British Transport Police should continuously evaluate the campaign posters and online criteria as they do not correspond with public perceptions of suspicious behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalAssessment & Development Matters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


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