The Marshal said ‘get out of town!’ egressing the night time economy: perceptions of student end users in a Welsh city

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Abstract

Some perspectives from environmental criminology have hypothesized that broader planning governance issues relating to the provision of public transport and taxis services as egress mechanisms may sometimes act to precipitate crime and disorder and exacerbate public safety issues. Utilising research findings from a study of regular users of the Night Time Economy (NTE) of Cardiff, this article examines the hypothesis that poor urban governance may precipitate crime, particularly the use of taxis as egress from the NTE space. This survey is the empirical basis of this paper. The findings, whilst not being completely representative, indicate the perceived importance of the role of taxis as facilitators for reducing anti-social behaviour and egress from the NTE by customers and end-users of this facility. Consequently, it is suggested that any reduction in the provision of such services may well increase the incidents of anti-social behaviour and disruption within the NTE, with a consequential increase in demand for services from police and other agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number00185
JournalCrime Prevention and Community Safety
Volume25
Issue number4
Early online date4 Sept 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Sept 2023

Keywords

  • Night time economy
  • Taxi Marshals
  • Pressure points

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