There is a growing body of academic research on Street Pastors. Titles of papers and books are listed here with links to the full text or abstract where possible.
Johns NR, Squire G and Barton A (2009a) Street pastors: From crime prevention to re-moralisation? British Society of Criminology online journal, vol. 9.
Johns N, Barton A and Squire G (2009b) Street Pastor evaluation: Final report. Plymouth: University of Plymouth.
Barton A, Johns N, Hyde M, Green A, Squire G (2011) Controlling God in the UK: The vexed question of political accountability and faith-based groups. Journal of Politics and Law vol. 4, no. 2.
Green A and Johns N (2011) Street pastors as substitutes for trust. Social Policy Association Annual Conference 2011. 4-6 July.
Collins-Mayo S, King A and Jones L (2012) Faith in action: Street Pastors Kingston social and spiritual impact report. London: Kingston University.
Collins-Mayo S (2013) Street prayer: A case study of the use of prayer by Street Pastors. In: Giordan G and Woodhead L (eds) Prayer in Religion and Spirituality. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, vol. 4.
Middleton J and Yarwood R (2013) ‘Christians, out here?’ Encountering Street Pastors in the post-secular spaces of the UK’s night-time economy. Urban Studies.
Steden R van (2014) Living by love: Street pastors, care and public safety in Cardiff’s night-time economy (External report). Cardiff/Amsterdam: Cardiff University/Vrije Universiteit.
Swann R, Green A, Johns N and Sloan L (2015) Street Pastors as substitutes for trust in the context of plural policing. Safer Communities vol. 14, no. 4.