URBAN MASS TRANSIT: CRIME AND RELATED PROBLEMS - A BRIEF HISTORICAL REVIEW, 1850-1977, WITH ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
The paper reviews criminal activity involving public transit systems from 1850-1977. It shows that the type of crime evolved from primarily non-violent, 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 herein. 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. It is organized into eight parts: (1) Theses and Books; (2) Government Reports; (3) Private Reports; (4) Periodical Articles; (5) Newspaper Articles; (6) Unpublished Papers, Reports, and Speeches; (7) Legislative and Legal Documents; and (8) Suggested Readings. Instructions for obtaining cited items is included.
University of Illinois, ChicagoDepartment of Criminal Justice
Chicago, IL United States 60680
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Wallace, P S
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 101 p.
- TRT Terms: Bibliographies; Crimes; Laws; Legislation; Passenger security; Police; Prevention; Protection; Public transit; Rapid transit; Reviews; Security; Transportation planning; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00313134
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-UTD-50-79-1 Res Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM