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Understanding and preventing hit-and-run driving: a crime script analysis

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posted on 25.08.2017, 09:34 by Matt Hopkins, Sally Chivers
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.

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Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 2017

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Criminology

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Crime Prevention and Community Safety

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Palgrave Macmillan

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1460-3780

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1743-4629

Acceptance date

05/07/2017

Copyright date

2017

Available date

20/11/2018

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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41300-017-0036-1

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