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NCJ Number: 98686 Find in a Library
Title: Crime on Offshore Installations
Journal: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:24  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1985)  Pages:118-129
Author(s): P Duff
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 12
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Little crime takes place on offshore oil and gas installations in the North Sea.
Abstract: 'Pilfering' from the companies is the most frequent crime; assaults are almost non-existent. The reasons for this law abiding behaviour are examined. The attitude of the workers, the lack of alcohol, the lack of opportunities to commit crime, the likelihood of being caught and the severe sanctions imposed by the oil companies combine to discourage crime. It is concluded that a 'control' theory framework provides the best explanatory model. It is not overly positivistic and is consistent with both the fact that little crime occurs and the nature of that crime. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime Rate; Employee theft; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Social cohesion
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