Crime and Security: Managing the Risk to Safe Shopping

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Perpetuity Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Cities and towns - 266 pages
This important book offers unique insights into crime and its prevention in retailing. It is the first comparative study of crime and nuisance in town centres and shopping centres. The book contributes directly to the current debate about the vitality and viability of ghigh-street shopping.
It discusses critically the use and effectiveness of a range of security options, including the role of security guards and the 'privatisation' of policing in the retail sector. A detailed examination is made of the burgeoning use of closed circuit television, something which is contrasted with the lack of information about its effectiveness.
This timely and major contribution is of interest to retailers, town-centre and shopping-centre managers, the private security industry and police officers, as well as academics and students.

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Criminal Threats to Safe Shopping
The Customers Perspective
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David Chappell BA(Hons Arch), MA(Arch), MA(Law), PhD, RIBA has worked as an architect in the public and private sectors and is currently the Director of David Chappell Consultancy Ltd. He frequently acts as an adjudicator and is author of ten books on construction law for Blackwell Publishing.

Andrew Willis BSc, FRICS, ACIArb, is regional managing director of Franklin and Andrews, and is joint author of Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor, Elements of Quantity Surveying and Specification Writing for Architects and Surveyors.

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