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NCJ Number: 185067 Find in a Library
Title: Criminological Research and the Insurance Industry
Journal: Security Journal  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:2000  Pages:31-48
Author(s): Roger A. Litton
Editor(s): Bonnie Fisher; Martin Gill Dr.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 28
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A major objective of criminological research should be to make a difference in the level of crime by suggesting ways to prevent crime.
Abstract: Criminologists in the United Kingdom and elsewhere face the problem of translating their research into crime prevention action. At least in the field of property crime, however, a delivery mechanism already exists in the insurance industry, which is uniquely positioned to motivate clients to implement crime prevention measures. The missing ingredient on the part of the industry is knowledge of criminological research, which might help insurers direct their activities. The author emphasizes the importance of research on repeat victimization and the identification of features that make properties vulnerable to crime. He strongly recommends improvements in crime prevention practices and dialogue between criminologists and the insurance industry. 51 notes, 6 tables, and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Business insurance; Crime in foreign countries; Foreign criminal justice research; Property crimes; United Kingdom (UK)
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