Policing and investigating criminal activities by gangs using e-bikes, e-scooters and e-motorcycles: A collaborative community approach

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Smith, R. and Coxhead, J. 2024. Policing and investigating criminal activities by gangs using e-bikes, e-scooters and e-motorcycles: A collaborative community approach. in: Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Challenges and Global Perspectives Springer.
AuthorsSmith, R. and Coxhead, J.
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This chapter explores a contemporary road traffic and criminal phenomenon – namely the use of electronic bikes (e-bikes) of various capacities by urban youths and organised crime groups [OCGs] but particularly electric motor cycles. We introduce and define the issues in play before discussing the methodological issues and in particular the documentary research methodology employed. This is followed by a literature review of the scant literature setting out the main problems to be addressed in responding to the criminal use of the ubiquitous e-bikes as well as documenting some of the criminal, antisocial and road traffic issues involved. Four teaching case studies are introduced to inject a sense of realism and context to the discussion. This is followed by a discussion of the traffic policing and community policing measures which are effectively laid out as an action plan. We also develop a useful typology of criminal and anti-social offenders making a number of observations and conclusions.

Keywordsroads policing ; e-bikes
Book titleCritical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Challenges and Global Perspectives
Year2024
PublisherSpringer
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Deposited11 Mar 2024
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