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Title: SECURITY AND THE SMALL BUSINESS RETAILER, 1979
Author(s): E CHELIMSKY; F C JORDAN; L S RUSSELL; J R STRACK
Corporate Author: Mitre Corporation
Washington Operations
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 122
Sponsoring Agency: Mitre Corporation
Mclean, VA 22101
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-NI-99-0130
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

Mitre Corporation
Washington Operations
1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
Mclean, VA 22101
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS HANDBOOK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES CONSIDERS THE CRIME THREAT PROBLEM AND INSTRUCTS OWNERS ON HOW TO DETERMINE THEIR VULNERABILITY TO CRIME. A GUIDE TO ECONOMICAL AND RELIABLE EQUIPMENT AND SECURITY PLANNING IS PROVIDED.
Abstract: THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF LOSS WHICH SMALL BUSINESSES PRESENTLY SUFFER DUE TO CRIME IS ASSESSED, AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NATURE OF THE FOUR CRIMES THAT MOST OFTEN PLAGUE SMALL BUSINESSES--ROBBERY, BURGLARY, SHOPLIFTING, AND INTERNAL THREAT--ARE PRESENTED. THIS HELPS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS EVALUATE THEIR OWN VULNERABILITY TO CRIME. THE OPERATING METHODS OF THE FOUR TYPES OF CRIMINALS ARE DISCUSSED AND A GUIDE FOR ASSESSING VULNERABILITY IS INCLUDED. THE CRIMINAL'S POINT OF VIEW IS USED IN DISCUSSING WEAKNESSES IN INSTALLATION AND PROCEDURES. A SECTION OF THE HANDBOOK IS DESIGNED TO AID IN INTERPRETING FINDINGS AND PRESENTS THE RANGE OF SECURITY TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE TO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS. A CATALOG OF AVAILABLE, LOW-COST SECURITY TECHNIQUES IS PROVIDED. COVERED ARE PROPERTY LINE PROTECTION, ENTRY PROTECTION, SPACE PROTECTION, POINT PROTECTION, AND ALARMS. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE HANDBOOK PRECEDE THE BODY OF THE TEXT AND APPENDIXES CONTAIN A SHOPLIFTING GUIDE FOR RETAILERS, SECURITY ORDINANCES FOR OAKLAND, CALIF., A LISTING OF SECURITY CONSULTANTS, AND A DICTIONARY OF ANTI-INTRUSION DEVICES FOR ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS. A FEDERAL CRIME INSURANCE APPLICATION FORM IS ALSO INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Burglary; Business security; California; Employee theft; Facility security; Robbery; Shoplifting
Note: PROGRAM MODEL
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