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NCJ Number: 221250 Find in a Library
Title: Design and Crime: Proofing Electronic Products and Services Against Theft
Journal: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research  Volume:14  Issue:1  Dated:March 2008  Pages:1-9
Author(s): Rachel Armitage; Ken Pease
Date Published: March 2008
Page Count: 9
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper introduces the work of Project MARC (a European Union-funded project to develop mechanism for assessing the risk of crime) and discusses both difficulties encountered throughout the project and progress made since the project ended.
Abstract: The crime-proofing strand of Project MARC (Mechanisms for Assessing the Risk of Crime) sought to develop a mechanism to assess the risk of theft of electronic products and to take steps to make that mechanism operational. However, the concept of assessing the risk of theft of products and taking steps to design out that risk has taken much longer to transfer from research and innovation to practical application. This could be due to the great primacy of the private sector in designing products. The intent of this article is to encourage the development of an international expert group who can take forward and build upon MARC’s recommendations; further funding to explore consumer appetite for secure products, the development of a risk index of electronic products, further exploration of offender decisionmaking at point of theft and finally, that criminologists and manufacturers can become working partners. References
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; Crime specific countermeasures
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Criminality prediction; Theft offenses
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