Professional Practice in Crime Prevention and Security Management

Professional Practice in Crime Prevention and Security Management

by Tim Prenzler


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Crime prevention that works - the goal of much government and corporate policy - can be difficult to discover amongst obscure and tedious academic texts. Yet, now more than ever, we need sophisticated government and corporate crime prevention policies that produce results. This book of research, policy and practice provides a clear and up-to-date guide to what works and what constitutes best practice across a range of crime prevention and security management applications and issues. It also fills a gap in the literature in regard to the integration of environmentally-based crime prevention science and applied security work.Aimed primarily at a practitioner audience, it is a concise and informative entre into the field and helps convey some of the main principles, methods and sources in crime prevention. Guidance on further secondary research is also provided. A must read for all crime prevention project managers, security managers, policy officers, students, and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922117243
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tim Prenzler is Professor of Criminology and Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at the University of the Sunshine Coast. From 2008 to 2014 he was a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, based at Griffith University, where he managed the Integrity Systems Project and worked in the Frontline Policing Project. He was also a foundation member of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith, from 1991. In 2002 he was the recipient of the Excellence in Policing Award, Most Significant Contribution to Advancing the Status of Women in Policing; Australasian Council of Women and Policing. His research interests include gender in policing, crime prevention, corruption prevention, and police and security officer safety.

Table of Contents


Part A: Effective Crime Prevention: From Theory to Practice

1.Situational Crime Prevention: Theories, Impacts and Issues
Tim Prenzler and Eric Wilson
2.Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Mateja Mihinjac and Danielle Reynald
3.Financial Costs and Benefits of Crime Prevention
Matthew Manning and Gabriel TW Wong
4.Case Studies in Reducing Violent Crime and Disorder
Mateja Mihinjac and Danielle Reynald
5.Case Studies in Reducing Property and Financial Crime
Tim Prenzler

Part B: Advanced Security Management

6.Principles of Security Management: Applying the Lessons from Crime Prevention
Rick Draper and Jessica Ritchie
7.Best Practice in Physical Security
Rick Draper & Jessica Ritchie
8.People Management in Security
Jessica Ritchie and Rick Draper

Part C: The Security Industry and the New Professionalism

9.The Security Industry: Dimensions and Issues
Tim Prenzler
10.Legal Powers, Obligations and Immunities
Rick Sarre
11.Conduct Issues in Security Work
Tim Prenzler
12.Smart Regulation for the Security Industry
Tim Prenzler and Rick Sarre

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