SMITH, VERITY,MAY,ANASTASIA (2022) Between security, law enforcement and harm reduction: drug policing at commercial music festivals in England. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
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In this thesis, I use an ethnographic methodology to explore the implementation of drug policing at commercial music festivals in England. I argue that festival drug policing is primarily concerned with the anticipation and mitigation of drug-related risk, and festivals adopt an array of security, enforcement and harm reduction approaches under the ‘3: Ps’ (Prevent, Pursue and Protect) in pursuit of this. With an lens on the in-situ decision making of policing, security and management actors on the ground, I illustrate how drug policies are negotiated between agencies, in order to satisfy their sometimes competing risk-perceptions and interests in their pursuit of drug security.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Doctoral)|
|Award:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Policing, Drugs, Festivals, Governmentality, Governance, Security, Risk, Licensed Leisure|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Social Sciences and Health > Sociology, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||21 Nov 2022 13:50|