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Article: Drive-away policing and situational crime prevention in China: an analysis of motorcycle ban (jinmo) policy in Guangzhou
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TitleDrive-away policing and situational crime prevention in China: an analysis of motorcycle ban (jinmo) policy in Guangzhou
 
AuthorsXu, J1
 
KeywordsChina
Drive-away policing
Motorcycle ban
Situational crime prevention
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=180
 
CitationInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2012, v. 56 n. 2, p. 239-264 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X10395715
 
AbstractUsing the example of motorcycle ban policy in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, this article examines how situational crime prevention strategies are used in contemporary urban China. The article argues that although a motorcycle ban policy may reduce motorcycle snatch theft (feiche qiangduo) in Guangzhou, it inevitably caused a problem of displacement. However, some types of displacement are desirable for local government. An argument about drive-away policing is proposed in this article to understand policing styles in contemporary China. In addition, the article argues that motorcycle ban, as a strategy to prevent snatch theft and robbery, is also a strategy to deal with the crisis in police legitimacy. Therefore, crime prevention in China has more social and political significance than just reducing crime. © 2012 The Author(s).
 
ISSN0306-624X
2013 Impact Factor: 1.083
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.810
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X10395715
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000302210000006
 
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dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:54:19Z
 
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dc.description.abstractUsing the example of motorcycle ban policy in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, this article examines how situational crime prevention strategies are used in contemporary urban China. The article argues that although a motorcycle ban policy may reduce motorcycle snatch theft (feiche qiangduo) in Guangzhou, it inevitably caused a problem of displacement. However, some types of displacement are desirable for local government. An argument about drive-away policing is proposed in this article to understand policing styles in contemporary China. In addition, the article argues that motorcycle ban, as a strategy to prevent snatch theft and robbery, is also a strategy to deal with the crisis in police legitimacy. Therefore, crime prevention in China has more social and political significance than just reducing crime. © 2012 The Author(s).
 
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dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2012, v. 56 n. 2, p. 239-264 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X10395715
 
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.083
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.810
 
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dc.identifier.volume56
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=180
 
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dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
 
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.
 
dc.subjectChina
 
dc.subjectDrive-away policing
 
dc.subjectMotorcycle ban
 
dc.subjectSituational crime prevention
 
dc.titleDrive-away policing and situational crime prevention in China: an analysis of motorcycle ban (jinmo) policy in Guangzhou
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong