So many people have become dispirited, fatalistic, or angry about crime instead of seeing crime problems as setbacks, challenges, or even opportunities. This book sets out a clear, systematic, and demonstrably successful strategy for reducing the temptations and opportunities for crime in the area of public transportation. Instead of changing the traveling public or the communities which public transport serves, what needs to change are the immediate circumstances and surroundings presented to people. Services offered can be rethought and reinvigorated, recruiting assistance from other agencies, staff, and even from those who ride the transportation system. Its a matter of making the transition from being reactive to being ahead of the game. This study is backed up by concrete examples of how, why, and where smart-thinking has worked before to outflank transportation crime. Contents include: crime and disorder on public transport; understanding local transport crime problems; anti-socMaterial may also be lain across overhead electrical power wires, and require removal before trains can run again. ... Incident involving a dropped concrete post a#39;On 25 April 2001 at 15.30 a concrete post was dropped, by youths, from a bridge over the railway at ... (usually pigeons), ballast and stones thrown up by the slipstream of high-speed trains or falling from badly loaded wagons, and golf balls.
|Title||:||Secure and Tranquil Travel|
|Author||:||Martha Jane Smith, Derek Blaikie Cornish|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2006-01-01|