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NCJ Number: 165675 Find in a Library
Title: Criminology and Business Crime: Building the Bridge (From Business and Crime Prevention, P 13-33, 1997, Marcus Felson and Ronald V Clarke, eds.)
Author(s): J Burrows
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper analyzes developments in business criminology in the United Kingdom since 1986 and argues that poor communication between criminologists and business indicates the low priority given to crimes against businesses by those responsible for law enforcement and crime prevention.
Abstract: The research in the United Kingdom reveals very high rates of victimization experienced by business, the clear concerns of businesses about the problem of crime, and an increasing rejection of the prevailing opinion that businesses must look after themselves in preventing crime. The seven arguments for police-business partnerships include the small size and inadequate crime prevention resources of many businesses; the high victimization rates; and the finding that crimes against businesses, particularly retailers, represent the starting point of criminality for many offenders. The analysis concludes that criminologists in the United Kingdom have considerable scope to become more involved in the area of business crime and have the opportunity to assist businesses and the police to work together more effectively in preventing crime. Notes, appended chronology on business criminology, and 31 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Business security; Crime prevention planning; Crimes against businesses; Foreign crime prevention; United Kingdom (UK)
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