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Crime and Security : Managing the Risk to Safe Shopping - A. Beck

Crime and Security

Managing the Risk to Safe Shopping

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This important book offers unique insights into crime and its prevention in retailing. It is the first comparative study of crime and nuisance in town centres and shopping centres. The book contributes directly to the current debate about the vitality and viability of high-street shopping. It discusses critically the use and effectiveness of a range of security options, including the role of security guards and the 'privatization' of policing in the retail sector. A detailed examination is made of the burgeoning use of closed circuit television, something which is contrasted with the lack of information about its effectiveness. This timely and major contribution is of interest to retailers, town-centre and shopping-centre managers, the private security industry and police officers, as well as academics and students.

Acknowledgements
Crime and Nuisance in Contextp. 1
Criminal Threats to Safe Shoppingp. 35
Crime and Nuisance: The Customers' Perspectivep. 59
Crime and Nuisance: The Managers' Perspectivep. 75
Existing Security Measures: An Auditp. 97
Regulating the Private Security Industryp. 125
Management Priorities and Securityp. 143
The Use of Closed Circuit Televisionp. 157
CCTV and the 'High-Tech Fix': Some Unanswered Questionsp. 179
Security Shutters: Designing Out Crime or Designing In Anxiety?p. 201
Conclusionp. 219
Referencesp. 233
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9781899287048
ISBN-10: 1899287043
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 1st January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.01 x 14.81  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1