1, Discuss how is crowd control different that crowd management?Provide three examples from different events where you have been subjected to crowd control strategies, and three examples where you have been subjected to crowd management techniques.
2.What is a crowd? Locate a definition of a crowd, from a source other than a dictionary (professional literature, journal article, legal decisions, etc.) which you identify and compare that definition with the definition provided in the article. Discuss which definition best fits for crowds at the following settings:1. A worship service 2. A food court at a mall 3. A celebrity appearance at the Grand Opening of a department store 4. A Senior Citizens fair and, 5. A high school football game.
3.Choose one of the events from question 2, and describe a crowd management plan for the event, using the criteria described by the authors of the article.What shortcomings are recognized from the criteria of the authors for the event you selected?
4.In recent months, several fans have been subjected to violence, death and injury at professional and collegiate sporting events.Search and locate two such events.Provide a brief synopsis of the loss suffered by the fan and how the behavior of the fan: 1) contributed to his/her loss and 2) whether the behavior was an “assumed risk” or a “contributory action” resulting in the loss to the victim.For each case, assign a percentage of responsibility the victim played in the loss, and a percentage of responsibility of the event sponsors.Explain how you determined your assignment of responsibility.
5.What are the elements of a crowd management plan?What elements have been considered by the courts in evaluation of crowd management plans during litigation?
6.Discuss what is meant by the concept and legal standard of “assumption of risk” and how is applies to events and venues.What would constitute a reasonable exposure to risk and an unreasonable exposure? According to the text book, how would the exposure be classified?
7.Search the internet and locate three entertainment events where event patrons were been exposed to risk and experienced harm.Provide analysis of the event as to whether the exposure was reasonable and acceptable.Video clips, news accounts or official published reports are acceptable.Do not duplicate an event used previously in this course.
8.Locate and describe an event where the crowd management plan was not adequate to address the event, and how you would modify the plan to address the concern and fulfill the owed “duty of care” to which patrons are entitled.Address how the modification of the crowd management plan would impact the event in its whole. Do not duplicate an event used previously in this course.
9.What are the advantages and disadvantages of the use of signage at events?
10.What can event managers use to anticipate the behavior of patrons at events?Who should be involved in this process?
11.Explain why alcohol is seen as the drug of choice as certain social events, and why it is chosen despite its effects and impacts which can be deadly?
12.If alcohol is to be served, what elements would need to be included for the “alcohol risk management plan”.
13.Describe what you would see as the appropriate “mind set” for employees at an event where alcohol is served/consumed.
14.For an event manager what risks do alcohol sales create when compared to the consumption of alcohol?
15.How does alcohol impact legal liability for parties involved in an event?
16.Discuss what is meant by the Dramshop doctrine, its history and application today.
17.Find and link the alcohol use/sale/policy of a major venue, event or organization. Discuss what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of this policy.
18.Following the example on page 47 of the text (figure 3.3), create a model of plotted scenarios for a concert in an indoor arena with 20,000 in attendance. You will assess the relative impact (vertical axis) and relative likelihood (horizontal axis) of actions, incidents occurring consequential to sale and consumption of alcohol. You will create, and place appropriately located on your model scenarios (examples) you create.
Using A practical introduction to security and risk management. By Bruce Newsome