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Title: Understanding and preventing hit-and-run driving: a crime script analysis
Authors: Hopkins, Matt
Chivers, Sally
First Published: 20-Nov-2017
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 2017
Abstract: Although a small body of research has explored drivers’ decisions to leave the scene of a road traffic collision (hit-and-run) little research has explored how understanding the processes of hit-and-run collisions could inform prevention strategies. Drawing upon findings from a literature review and in-depth interviews with 52 convicted hit-and-run drivers, a crime script approach is utilised as a heuristic device to explore the precursors, immediate aftermath and longer-term aftermath of hit-and-run events. This method allows for motivational factors to be identified. Then, utilising Clarke’s techniques of situational crime prevention as a guiding framework, possibilities for the prevention of hit-and-run are presented.
DOI Link: 10.1057/s41300-017-0036-1
ISSN: 1460-3780
eISSN: 1743-4629
Embargo on file until: 20-Nov-2018
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Palgrave Macmillan. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 12 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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