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Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The United Kingdom has more than 4.2 million public closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras—one for every fourteen citizens. Across the United States, hundreds of video-surveillance systems are ... More


Security Guards, Place Managers, and Defensible Space

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter reviews the scientific evidence on the crime-prevention effectiveness of three major forms of public area surveillance: security guards, place managers, and defensible space. There is ... More


Occupational Licensing in the United Kingdom: The Case of the Private Security Industry

Sue Fernie

in Employment in the Lean Years: Policy and Prospects for the Next Decade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199605439
eISBN:
9780191806803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605439.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The British private security industry has posed major problems of quality assurance owing to the infiltration by criminal gangs into security provision. Many reputable firms felt that they were being ... More


Peasants in a Knowledge Economy

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

While real estate speculation differentiated Rajpura’s dispossessed farmers, this chapter shows that knowledge-intensive growth was so exclusionary for almost everyone that it made single-cropped ... More


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