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Crime and Security

Managing the Risk to Safe Shopping

Authors: Beck, A., Willis, A.

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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.

About the authors

ADRIAN BECK is Senior Lecturer in Security Management and Information Technology at the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK.

ANDREW WILLIS is Head of Department and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Crime and Nuisance in Context

    Pages 1-34

    Beck, Adrian (et al.)

  • Criminal Threats to Safe Shopping

    Pages 35-58

    Beck, Adrian (et al.)

  • Crime and Nuisance: The Customers’ Perspective

    Pages 59-73

    Beck, Adrian (et al.)

  • Crime and Nuisance: The Managers’ Perspective

    Pages 75-96

    Beck, Adrian (et al.)

  • Existing Security Measures: An Audit

    Pages 97-123

    Beck, Adrian (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-37786-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-899287-04-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime and Security
Book Subtitle
Managing the Risk to Safe Shopping
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37786-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230377868
Softcover ISBN
978-1-899287-04-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 266
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