Situational Crime Prevention in Nightlife Spaces: An ANT Examination of PAD Dogs and Doorwork

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In this chapter we present a brief introduction to SCP and ANT, followed
by ANT analyses of two crime prevention strategies: Passive Alert Detection (PAD) dogs at music festivals (Case I) and “doorwork” (Case II) at licensed venues. The first case examines the use of PAD, or sniffer, dogs to assist police in detecting illicit drugs at music festivals in Australia, whereby police display law enforcement as a strategy to prevent illicit drug use and possession. The case extends the analysis of nightlife spaces into the daytime and rather different venues, recognizing festivals as sites of leisure pursuits commonly associated with nightlife. The case examines how the use of PAD dogs at festival entrances influences police, young people, drug use, and the entrance space, such that the agencies and actions of each are transformed. The analysis also highlights the lasting effects of such prevention strategies beyond drug use prevention. The second case focuses on the bodily and spatial transformations produced in doorwork undertaken by security and undercover police at a nightclub in
Copenhagen, Denmark, based on an empirical study of complaint letters and e-mails from expelled clubbers. The case explores the enactment of “wrong” bodies, illuminating the effects of drug use- and violence-prevention strategies on clubbersand club spaces
TitelActor-Network Theory and Crime Studies : Explorations in Science and Technology
RedaktørerDominique Robert, Martin Dufresne
Antal sider16
ISBN (Trykt)9781472417107
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781472417114
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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