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dc.contributor.authorBates, Lyndel
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Levi
dc.contributor.authorRodwell, David
dc.contributor.authorBlais, Etienne
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-28T07:28:47Z
dc.date.available2020-09-28T07:28:47Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1369-8478
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.trf.2020.04.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/397760
dc.description.abstractDeterrence theory is the predominant theory used to underpin road policing initiatives. However, survey research indicates that this approach may not be as effective for young drivers. This study uses focus groups, conducted in both metropolitan and regional locations in two Australian states (Queensland and Victoria), to explore three components of classical deterrence theory: certainty, severity & swiftness. The results suggest that geographical context affected perceptions of certainty with individuals from regional locations less likely to indicate that they would be caught by police for committing a traffic offence. Additionally, the use of cameras to detect road offences increased perceptions of certainty for young drivers. The results of this study suggest that police agencies should focus on undertaking actions to increase the perceptions of certainty swiftness and severity of punishment, particularly in regional areas, for young drivers who engage in illegal behaviour on the road. Where appropriate, these actions should take into account the geographical context. There may also be value in considering augmenting deterrence theory with other theoretical perspectives for this group.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom110
dc.relation.ispartofpageto118
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
dc.relation.ispartofvolume71
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation and Freight Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1507
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Applied
dc.subject.keywordsTransportation
dc.titleA qualitative study of young drivers and deterrence based road policing
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBates, L; Anderson, L; Rodwell, D; Blais, E, A qualitative study of young drivers and deterrence based road policing, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 2020, 71, pp. 110-118
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-09-22T02:53:01Z
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gro.griffith.authorAnderson, Levi A.
gro.griffith.authorBates, Lyndel J.


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