Theoretical Perspectives of Safety and Security in Transit Environments

Andrew Newton, Vania Ceccato

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This chapter discusses the extant theories used to explain safety and security in transit environments, which are set out within the conceptual framework identified in the previous chapter. A number of theoretical perspectives have been developed to explain the prevalence of crime, disorder and associated fear in society. None of these are without criticism, and none have been developed explicitly for the purpose of explaining safety and security on public transport systems. This section examines current security and criminological theories, and ideas and perspectives from other fields and disciplines, to ascertain their utility for explaining safety and security specifically in the context of public transportation. The aim is to translate these theories into an integrated and theory-led conceptual framework within which safety and security on public transport systems can readily be examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Security in Transit Environments
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach
EditorsVania Ceccato, Andrew Newton
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781137457653
ISBN (Print)9781349571796
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameCrime Prevention and Security Management
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK


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