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NCJ Number: 157912 Find in a Library
Title: Situational Crime Prevention and Displacement: The Implications for Business, Industrial and Private Security Management
Journal: Security Journal  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(October 1995)  Pages:155-162
Author(s): B R Ferreira
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Situational crime prevention through physical and procedural target hardening measures should nearly always produce positive benefits, despite the possibility of crime displacement.
Abstract: Some critics of situational crime prevention argue that it does not help society at large, since the crime will simply be committed by the same criminal or another criminal at another place and time. Private security management should be aware of these issues. However, private security has its primary duty to the employer corporation. It must protect the assets of the business, industry, or institution. The possibility that the criminal might move on to other targets is the concern for others at those newly targeted places. Although some business owners and managers might not object to criminals' targeting their competitors, the code of ethics of security professionals requires that they not deliberately strive for the demise of other businesses or organizations. Private security and public police agencies should work together to prevent crime by all means possible; situational crime prevention could be useful in this regard. 46 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Situational crime prevention
Index Term(s): Crime displacement
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