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Policing in the 'communal spaces' of major event venues

journal contribution
posted on 2007-12-01, 00:00 authored by Darren Palmer, Chad WhelanChad Whelan
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.

History

Journal

Police practice and research: an international journal

Volume

8

Issue

5

Pagination

401 - 414

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

1561-4263

eISSN

1477-271X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Taylor & Francis