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NCJ Number: 76635 Find in a Library
Title: Urban Mass Transit - Crime and Related Problems - A Brief Historical Review, 1850-1977, With Annotated Bibliography
Author(s): P S Wallace
Corporate Author: University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
Dept of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 102
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
Chicago, IL 60680
US Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews criminal activity involving public transit systems from 1850-1977.
Abstract: It shows that the type of crime evolved from primarily nonviolent; e.g., pickpocketing, prior to 1930 to violent; e.g., assaults-robbery, after 1930. Attempts by transit systems to cope with the problem through legislation, police, public relations, and modern technology is described. The problem of transit security issues being confused with transit safety is discussed. In this report, transit security rather than transit safety is defined. Recent major studies in transit security have referred to the lack of data in this area. The bibliography presents in one document references to data associated with urban transit security. Bibliographical entries in this report are annotated and indexed by author, periodical, subject, title, and foreign references. The bibliography is organized into eight parts: theses and books; government reports; private reports; periodical articles; newspaper articles; unpublished papers, reports, and speeches; legislative and legal documents; and suggested readings. Instructions for obtaining cited items are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Mass transit security; Microforms
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