Street pastors: from crime prevention to re-moralisation?

Nick Johns, Greta Squire, Adrian Barton

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This paper reports on a staged research project conducted in a major city in the south of England. It largely involved an evaluative effort to consider the development, implementation and the perspectives of different key actors about the impact of a local Street Pastors project on areas of the night-time economy (NTE). We first set out the origins of the Street Pastors movement, before describing the methods employed in the research. While early findings are presented the purpose is at this stage to provoke debate and to provide an early commentary for what has far-reaching implications for community safety generally, and even further, for large areas of public policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA 'Mirror' or a 'Motor'? What is Criminology for?
PublisherBritish Society of Criminology
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventA 'Mirror' or a 'Motor'? What is Criminology for? - Cardiff University and University of Glamorgan
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


ConferenceA 'Mirror' or a 'Motor'? What is Criminology for?
Period1/01/09 → …

Bibliographical note

© 2009 the authors and the British Society of Criminology


  • religion
  • community safety
  • public policy
  • re-moralisation
  • governance


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