Policing in the 'communal spaces' of major event venues

Palmer, Darren and Whelan, Chad 2007, Policing in the 'communal spaces' of major event venues, Police practice and research: an international journal, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 401-414.

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Title Policing in the 'communal spaces' of major event venues
Author(s) Palmer, Darren
Whelan, Chad
Journal name Police practice and research: an international journal
Volume number 8
Issue number 5
Start page 401
End page 414
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2007-12-01
ISSN 1561-4263
1477-271X
Keyword(s) policing
private policing
security
mass private property
communal spaces
major event venues
Summary The recent re-conceptualization of 'mass private property' as one form of 'communal spaces' raises a series of questions concerning policing and security in these domains. This paper applies the concept of 'communal spaces' to an analysis of policing in 'major event venues.' We assess the character of policing in these communal spaces by drawing upon interviews conducted with policing—private and public—personnel operating in major event venues. The paper identifies different perspectives on the nature of policing in these communal spaces and tension between public and private police personnel concerning their respective roles and responsibilities. We conclude by raising issues concerning the implications for the 'public good' in policing at major event venues.
Language eng
Field of Research 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Socio Economic Objective 900203 Property Services (incl. Security)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007873

Document type: Journal Article
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