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ID scanners in the night-time economy: Social sorting or social order?

Palmer, Darren, Warren, Ian and Miller, Peter 2013, ID scanners in the night-time economy: Social sorting or social order?, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, vol. 466, pp. 1-9.

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Title ID scanners in the night-time economy: Social sorting or social order?
Author(s) Palmer, Darren
Warren, Ian
Miller, Peter
Journal name Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
Volume number 466
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Australian Institute of Criminology
Place of publication Canberra, ACT
Publication date 2013-12-20
ISSN 0817-8542
Keyword(s) ID scanners
Violence
Security
Geelong
Social sorting
Policy
Summary Digital technologies are often considered effective methods of deterring or preventing crime. New forms of surveillance have particular appeal when attempting to reduce violence in the night-time economy, given ongoing concerns over perceived increases in the frequency and severity of reported assaults. This study examines the rationales for adopting compulsory patron ID scanning as a key method of reducing violence in and around licensed venues in the Victorian regional city of Geelong. Using a mixed methods approach, this paper challenges the popular perception that ID scanning has helped to reduce violence Geelong’s night-time economy. Further, the research identifies several limits in the administration of this technology that potentially undermine patron safety in the night-time economy. The authors conclude by proposing a series of reforms to address current regulatory gaps associated with ID scanning and related surveillance and identity authentication technologies to prevent crime.
Language eng
Field of Research 160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
160206 Private Policing and Security Services
Socio Economic Objective 940403 Criminal Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Australian Institute of Criminology
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