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NCJ Number: 136043 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention in Liquor Outlets: Controlling Drug Activity and Other Illegal Behavior in Taverns and Retail Outlets; What Owners and Managers Need to Know
Corporate Author: Campbell Resources, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Campbell Resources, Inc.
Portland, OR 97204
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Portland (OR) Bureau of Police
Portland, OR 97204
Contract Number: 91-DD-CX-0001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet provides guidelines for managers and owners of taverns and retail outlets in how to prevent crime by customers on their premises.
Abstract: Crime prevention during business hours is most effective when the owner of an establishment actively manages it. Both employees and customers will make an extra effort to maintain order and a crime-free environment when they know the owner, and the owner is present on the scene. Owners can prevent crime and disorder by making clear what behaviors are expected of both employees and customers, by acting quickly to address a problem, and by getting help from others such as the police. Employee relations is an important element of effective management. This includes thorough screening prior to hiring and training employees to recognize and act to resolve problems and potential problems. Employee retention should be a high priority. The management of the environment is another significant aspect of crime and problem prevention. This means controlling visibility and access, keeping the premises neat and orderly, and posting rules and regulations for customers and employees. This booklet also provides guidelines for crisis control and the securing of help from other organizations.
Main Term(s): Business security
Index Term(s): Drunkenness; Police business cooperation; Retail business crimes
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