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NCJ Number: 127147 Find in a Library
Title: Private Security Trends, 1970-2000: The Hallcrest Report II
Author(s): W C Cunningham; J J Strauchs; C W Van Meter
Corporate Author: Hallcrest Systems, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 364
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Hallcrest Systems, Inc
McLean, VA 22101
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 89-IJ-CX-0002
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study profiles the growth and changes in the private security industry over the past two decades, identifies emerging and continuing issues and trends in private security and its relationships with public law enforcement, and presents recommendations and future research goals in the interest of greater cooperation between private security and public police.
Abstract: Research tasks included literature searches, field and focus groups interviews with private security and law enforcement professionals, and analysis of employment and security-market trends. Chapters on economic crime address its pervasiveness and its direct and indirect costs. Other crimes covered include drug abuse, terrorism, and computer crime. Two chapters describe the dimensions and components of protective services and discuss security personnel issues. A comprehensive analysis of the private protective market covers its size, growth, revenues, expenditures, and projections to the year 2000. Two chapters review police and private-security relationships and describe a number of cooperative programs that have recently emerged. Other issues such as privatization, false alarms, "moonlighting," and private adjudication of workplace crime are also considered. Recommendations include improvement in private security's crime and loss control capability; greater cooperation between law enforcement and private security; a better understanding of the market for security products and services; and expanded knowledge about economic crimes, private justice systems, privatization, and other public and private security issues. 56-item bibliography and subject index
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Computer privacy and security; Police-private police cooperation; Trend analysis; White collar crime
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