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NCJ Number: 148030 Find in a Library
Journal: Journal of Security Administration  Volume:16  Issue:2  Dated:(1993)  Pages:35-44
Author(s): H Fu
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 10
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Hong Kong
Annotation: This article describes the formation and development, status, services, regulation, and problems of China's Security Service Company (SSC), a crime-control organization comparable to western private security.
Abstract: The first SSC was established in the Sheko industrial zone, a special economic zone adjacent to Hong Kong. Many of the companies are entirely or partially foreign owned and have independent security plans. The police did not allow a private security force controlled by the foreign owners. The SSC was a compromise between the business owners and the police. SSC is controlled by the police but provides special security services to those who pay for them. The SSC provides services specified in a contract with the client. Services may include indoor patrol, residential and business street patrol, escort services, security for special events, security-guard training, and the selling of security equipment. This article identifies and discusses the various problems and conflicts occasioned by police control of SSC. 32 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Business security; China; Foreign police; Police; Private police
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