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Get Ready to Duck. Bouncers and the Realities of Ethnographic Research on Violent Groups
This paper seeks to address some of the pragmatic and ethical issues encountered when researching violence. We seek through reference to our own work and to the work of others to highlight theExpand
Receiving shadows: governance and liminality in the night-time economy.
This paper focuses upon the emergence of the night-time economy both materially and culturally as a powerful manifestation of post-industrial society. This emergence features two key processes:Expand
Violence in the night‐time economy; bouncers: The reporting, recording and prosecution of assaults1
This paper, based on ethnographic research, is concerned with the accountability of licensed premise door staff – better known as ‘bouncers’.2 The situational dynamics of the bouncer's enactedExpand
‘This town’s a different town today’:
This article considers recent policing and regulatory responses to the night-time economy in England and Wales. Drawing upon the findings of a broader two-year qualitative investigation of local andExpand
‘Door Lore’. The Art and Economics of Intimidation
This paper explores the working practices, occupational culture, regulation and training of bouncers within the context of the burgeoning night-time leisure economies of Britain's post-industrialExpand
Violent Hypocrisy
The development of alcohol-based night-time economies as part of government-sponsored post-industrial urban regeneration involves two interconnected political and economic processes. The first is theExpand
The Use and Impact of Dispersal Orders: Sticking Plasters and Wake-Up Calls
Summary Introduction Dispersal order powers and research overview National overview A tale of two cities Two case studies Policing and young people Conclusions and policy implications.
Electing police and crime commissioners in England and Wales: prospecting for the democratisation of policing
This article explores the prospects for greater democratic governance and accountability of policing arising from the inaugural elections for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England andExpand