Moving Safely

Moving Safely : Crime and Perceived Safety in Stockholm's Subway Stations

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The aim of Moving Safely is to provide both theoretical and empirical perspectives on safety conditions at subway stations. This book adopts an approach that is place-centered, focusing on the importance of physical and social environments of these transit settings on crime and perceived safety using Stockholm transportation system as a case study . It offers suggestions on how to plan safety at subway stations with a variety of passenger preferences, needs and resources.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739177605
  • 9780739177600
  • 2,111,617

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Moving Safely: Crime and Perceived Safety In Stockholm's Subway Stations provides important and additional support for the introduction of measures designed to reduce crime and disorder and make people feel safer using transit. As safety is likely the primary factor in the decision of a non-transit dependent person to take or not to take transit, knowledge of crime and how to prevent it is essential for transit professionals. About.Com This is a book of substance and depth, pushing beyond the current literature to help us understand transit crime and local crime in general. Ceccato covers and links multiple literatures and helps us relate crime to the flows of daily life. These principles apply beyond any one city or country. -- Marcus Felson, Texas State University Focusing on Stockholm subway system, this comprehensive and thought-provoking book explores almost every aspect of safety at transport nodes-the very places where people enter and exit the underground network. Being safe and feeling safe is affected not only by the physical characteristics of the stations themselves but also by what surrounds them and where they are located in the city. As well as presenting an evidence-based analysis of safety on a subway system, this book also suggests how practical measures can alter crime risks and perceptions of safety to improve the quality of the passenger experience. Although Stockholm-centered, the book clearly has relevance to subway systems in large metropolitan areas, particularly in North America and Europe. It is essential reading for criminologists, architects, transport planners, and geographers but most importantly, passengers, for whom subways should offer a chance to move freely around the city and to go about their daily lives in safety, comfort, and with peace of mind. -- Alex Hirschfield, University of Huddersfield A welcome addition to the literature on safety and security in public spaces, Ceccato draws on her intensive field-based research into the Stockholm subway system to craft a book that will appeal to academics for its conceptual robustness and to planners for the practical insights it offers. -- Robert Haining, University of Cambridgeshow more

About Vania Ceccato

Vania Ceccato is associate professor of urban safety at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. She is editor of The Urban Fabric of Crime and Fear (2012).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Mobility and safety Chapter 3: Transportation nodes and the city Chapter 4: The emergence in criminology of safety in transportation nodes Chapter 5: A conceptual framework for safety in subway stations Chapter 6: The Stockholm's subway stations Chapter 7: Crime and the environment in Stockholm's subway stations Chapter 8: Patterns of perceived safety in Stockholm's subway stations Chapter 9: The rhythms of crime at Stockholm's subway stations Chapter 10: Lessons from Stockholm's subway stations Chapter 11: Making transportation nodes safer Chapter 12: A research agenda for safety at transportation nodes References Definitions Appendices Index About the authorshow more