'What makes violence in backpacker tourism possible?' A critical realist study of tourism and the governance of security

Botterill, David, Pointing, Shane, Hayes-Jonkers, Charmaine, Jones, Trevor, Rodriguez, Cristina, and Clough, Alan (2014) 'What makes violence in backpacker tourism possible?' A critical realist study of tourism and the governance of security. In: Andrews, Hazel, (ed.) Tourism and Violence. Ashgate, London, UK, pp. 187-210.

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[Extract] On 25 September 2011, 20 Brazilian backpackers were assaulted by five men in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro, stealing money, a computer and cameras. The hostel is near a military area, yet the backpackers complained about the lack of security (Loureiro 2011). Welsh student Katherine Horton was raped and killed by two fishermen on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand, in the evening of New Year's Day in 2006 (BBC News 2007). In 2010, Ian Horton, her father, was cleared of a charge of rape. His defence attorney told the court that Horton had suffered 'difficulties' in coming to terms with the murder and rape of his daughter (BBC News 2010). On 2 October 2011, a female, Estonian backpacker, 27, was followed from an inner city night club before being threatened with a knife, then sexually assaulted, on the foreshore at the northern end of the Cairns esplanade, the fourth female backpacker victim of a sexual assault in Cairns in just over two weeks (Bester 2011).

Item ID: 37296
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4094-3640-9
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 04:17
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime @ 30%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 70%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 80%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940402 Crime Prevention @ 20%
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