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Chapter 5 Crowd Behaviour Theory

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911396-88-8-4311

ISBN: 978-1-911396-88-8

Published: December 2019

Component type: chapter

Published in: Crowd Management

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911396-88-8-3900

Abstract

Crowds and crowd behaviour are consistently studied in an attempt to make sense of the phenomena that affect human safety. However, crowd deaths and incidents continue to occur frequently, suggesting modern theories around crowd behaviour are not being appropriately understood and applied to crowd management and crowd control. You don’t have to have the academic acumen of Alexander E. Berlonghi, the pioneer in event risk management, to agree that without an understanding of crowd behaviour, crowd management and control activities are random, and ineffectual. This chapter will provide an overview of crowd behaviour theories as a starting point for understanding how they can be utilised to assist in effective crowd control and crowd management. It is helpful to imagine that crowd theories and crowd models are as diverse as crowds themselves and that as crowds change, evolve and develop, the theories and models must either change with them or the definitions move to a different phase. This text proposes future pathways for crowd management.

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Contributors

  • William O’Toole, Events Management Specialist (Author)
  • Dr Stephen Luke, Critical Care, Mass Gathering, Pre-Hospital & Retrieval Medicine Specialist (Author)
  • Travis Semmens, Australian Concert and Entertainment Security Pty Ltd (Author)
  • Dr Jason Brown, Thalys (Author)
  • Andrew Tatrai, Australian Concert and Entertainment Security (Author)

For the source title:

  • William O’Toole, Events Management Specialist (Author)
  • Dr Stephen Luke, Critical Care, Mass Gathering, Pre-Hospital & Retrieval Medicine Specialist (Author)
  • Travis Semmens, Australian Concert and Entertainment Security Pty Ltd (Author)
  • Dr Jason Brown, Thalys (Author)
  • Andrew Tatrai, Australian Concert and Entertainment Security (Author)

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O’Toole, Luke, Semmens, Brown & Tatrai, 2019

O’Toole, W., Luke, D.S., Semmens, T., Brown, D.J. & Tatrai, A. (2019) "Chapter 5 Crowd Behaviour Theory" In: O’Toole, W., Luke, D.S., Semmens, T., Brown, D.J. & Tatrai, A. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-911396-88-8-4311

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