Safety and security in the nightlife areas: the case of Haarlem

Criminology and victimology / Delinquent behaviour

Safety and security in the nightlife areas: the case of Haarlem

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Summary

This report focuses on nightlife noise predominantly produced by visitors smoking outside the venues. In the near future, this target group is expected to take an increasing part in noise pollution because of the recent smoking ban from nightlife venues in the Netherlands.

To reduce nightlife noise pollution, University of Twente and DSP-groep developed an intervention to prevent noise in nightlife areas. This intervention includes 5 steps, i.e., 1) analysis of problem and context, 2) identifying target behaviour, 3) further exploration of target - and problematic behaviour, 4) identifying specific and targeted intervention solutions, and 5) implementation and monitoring of the intervention effects. The report describes the first four steps of the intervention based on a case study of the nightlife area of Haarlem in the Netherlands, and presents an overview of the lessons learned for future interventions.

Publication data

Author(s):
Galetzka, M., Hoof, J. van, Vries, P. de, Abraham, M., Bloeme, R., Soomeren, P. van
Organization(s):
University of Twente - Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, DSP-groep, WODC
Place of publication:
Enschede
Publisher:
University of Twente - Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Year of publication:
2019

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Address:
Universiteit Twente - Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Phone:
053-4893299
Website:
www.utwente.nl/bms